James Luke John Steinnerd, 54, of Jackson, Mo., died Sept. 13, 2018, at Promedica Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. Born on August 28, 1964, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., he was the son of Melvin and Rita Kirn Steinnerd.
James was a graduate of Leopold High School and explored the nation as a heavy equipment operator. In his spare time, James was an amateur Crown Royal enthusiast and NASCAR fan. His favorite pastime was to take his son hunting and exploring. James enjoyed the small things in life and exploring the national landmarks.
James is survived by his son, Jon Steinnerd (Julianne Thomas); his father, Melvin Steinnerd; five sisters: Sarah, Bertha, Vicki (Owen), Lisa (Tony), and Nancy; and by three brothers: Tim, Steven (Debbie), and David. His mother and a brother, Lewis, predeceased him.
Visitation and a Memorial Mass will be on October 6, 2018, at St. John Catholic Church at Leopold, Mo.
Visitation will be from 10:00 am. until service time at Noon. Father David Coon will officiate. Inurnment will follow in Indiana at a later date. Hutchings Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to offset the funeral expenses.