On January 5, 2021, Acof (Ace) Steier was called to Heaven. He was born March 26,1923 in Pound, Wisconsin, to Gustav and Breta (Halmonte) Steier.
Prior to entering the Marine Corps., Ace had a great love for baseball and aspired to play in the Major Leagues. He entered the service in 1942. Ace fought in four major campaigns, Iwo Jima, Tarawa, Saipan, and Guadalcanal as a Marine Raider. He earned two Purple Hearts for his bravery in battle. Ace later married Leta J. Grade on October 18, 1947. They raised two sons, Mike and Jeff.
Ace worked for Northwest Engineering Corporation for 35 years. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman and really found great joy in training his sons and later his grandchildren and great-grandchildren to love the outdoors as much as he did. He was a good storyteller and enjoyed passing on memories from childhood and his many outdoor adventures (he was great at embellishing). Ace and Leta spent a great deal of time at their Archibald Lake home in Townsend, WI. He always had a project and used his carpentry skills to make improvements to the cottage.
Ace is survived by one son, Mike (Ginny Heezen) Steier; grandchildren, Christian (Colleen Bodart) Steier and Amy (Jeremie) Johnson; great-grandchildren, Brooklynn and Bennett Steier and Aleck and Linnea Johnson; sister-in-law, Marilyn and so many “much-loved” nieces, nephews and special friends, Anne Harry, fellow Marine, Matt Stevenson, Shirley Amundson and her son, Craig.
In addition to his parents, Ace was preceded in death by his wife, Leta; son, Jeff; infant son, Steven and infant great-grandson, Micah Johnson; all his brothers and sisters, Paulina Eisenheim, Anne Swenty, Emily White, Edward, Gertrude Bullard, Emil and Willard. Also, good friend, and neighbor, John Harry.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to McCormick Assisted Living and Unity Hospice for their care and compassion. Also, a heart-felt thank you to all the friends and family who supported us during this difficult time.
A private memorial service is being held. A celebration of life will be planned for a later date. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos may be shared with Ace’s family on his tribute page at www.lyndahl.com. In honor of his service to our country, we ask that you make any donations to your local Veterans Association in Ace’s name.
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