Thomas “Tom” Steinback was born Aug. 16, 1935, in Longmont, Colo., to Albert Steinback and Virginia Jackman Steinback. Tom passed away at his home in Lake Arthur, Dec. 31, 2012.
Tom spent his early years in Denver with his family. He joined the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was very proud of being an airborne soldier. While in the Army, he married Elizabeth “Betty” Steinback, his wife of 56 years. Tom moved to California to be with his father and siblings, where he worked in the space industry and his children were born. He enjoyed history, woodworking, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Tom is survived by his wife Betty, of the family home; his children, Marvin Steinback, of Denham Springs, La.; Jim Steinback of Artesia, and Cyndi Buck and Christy Weiler, of Lake Arthur.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Virginia Steinback; his brother Donny; and his sisters, Marcella, Joyce and Peggy.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that monetary donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project or the Disabled American Veterans.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory. Private viewing for the family will be held at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home, and graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at South Park Cemetery, with hospice Chaplain Cecil Kimberlin officiating.
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Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.