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“I am so sorry to read that Ken has passed away. As my number one trip companions, I have wonderful memories. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 1 | Posted by: Gabriele Ertmann - woodstock, IL


McHENRY ű Kenneth J. Steinlein, 83, of McHenry, died at JourneyCare in Woodstock on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.
He was born on Oct. 26, 1929, in Chicago to Jacob Joseph Steinlein and Rose Helen Hewelt.áKen married Marian L. Alford on Aug. 2, 1980.
Ken was a proud graduate of Lane Tech in Chicago.áHe served in the United States Army during the Korean War and then in the Army Reserves.áHe retired from a career in insurance in 1985. After retiring, he volunteered for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in McHenry County. Ken enjoyed flying, reading, traveling, woodworking and gardening. He was well-known for his love of animals and his sense of humor.
Ken is survived by his wife; children, Gary Steinlein, Keith Steinlein, David Steinlein, Wayne (Ayne) Steinlein, Craig Steinlein, Kathryn Loitz, Nancy (Joe) Nelson, Kathleen Alford, Karen Alford and Murray (Brenda) Alford; grandchildren, Christofer, Jennifer, Carrie, Candice, Jason, Samantha, Stephanie, Jordan and Isaac; and great-grandchildren, Charlee, Grace, Elena, Castle, Jamie and Jackson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Vincent; and sisters, Dolores and Marge.
Services and interment will be private. Memorial contributions can be directed to JourneyCare Hospice. Arrangements are by Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. For more information, call 815-385-0063.