Wilmer “Bill” Harry Steinley, 91, was called home with his family by his side February 17, 2019, at St Gabriel’s Community, just in time to attend his favorite Sunday morning worship services in heaven. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019, at McCabe United Methodist Church, 1030 N 6th St, Bismarck with visitation 1 hour before the service at the church. He will be laid to rest at 1:00 p.m. at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
Bill was born June 19, 1927 to Harry and Lydia (Bay) Steinley and raised on the family farm north of Carson that was homesteaded by his grandfather. He enlisted in the Navy in January 1946 and after surviving rheumatic fever and meningitis was discharged in December 1947 after serving 22 months. When returning home, he attended Moler Barber College in Fargo and after working a short while as a barber he decided his heart was on the ranch raising his beloved Black Angus cattle. He married Harriet Scheerer in 1963 and they continued to ranch and raise their family on the family homestead until 1989. They then moved into Carson and he enjoyed working in his yard, visiting with family and friends, and playing a game of Whist or Pinochle as often as he could.
In 2007, they moved to Bismarck where he continued to enjoy time with family and friends and a good game of cards!
The highlights of his days were visits and phone calls from the grandchildren and more recently also great-grandchildren. He always waited to see new pictures or videos of what they were doing and enjoyed FaceTime with them whenever he could.
He will be dearly missed by his wife of 55 years, Harriet; daughter, and son-in-law, JoDee and Craig Bohn; son and daughter-in-law, Maurie and Lori Steinley; grandsons, Colt (Erica) Bohn, Brendan (Briana) Bohn, Tyler Steinley and granddaughter, Shayla Steinley; great-granddaughters, Annabelle, Sudora, Zamira, and Baby Bohn (due in July) and great-grandson, Landry Bohn; sisters and brother-in-law, Ethel Huber and Elvira and Gene Gauerke; sister-in-law, and brother-in-law, Sussie and Bud Evans and many special nieces and nephews and their families.
Waiting for him in heaven were his parents, Harry and Lydia and brother-in-law, Walt Huber.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to McCabe Methodist Church or ND Veterans Cemetery.