Funeral services for Steve Steiner, 74-year-old Buffalo man who passed away suddenly Sunday afternoon at his home in Buffalo, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday June 1, at the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Rev. William Dunlap officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 30 from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with military graveside services to follow the funeral. Donations in Steve’s memory may be made to the VFW in care of Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com
Stephen Paul Steiner was born on Dec. 4, 1944 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Joe and Ruby Steiner. The family moved to Buffalo when Steve was a young child and he grew up and went to school in Buffalo, graduating from Johnson County High School with the class of 1963. In 1964 he joined the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division. He was married on Oct. 7, 1965 in Buffalo to Edie Johnson and they lived in Hawaii for three months before Steve was deployed to Vietnam. He received an honorable discharge in November 1966 and returned to Buffalo where he took a job with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. In 1971 he joined the Wyoming Highway Patrol and was stationed in Laramie for nine years. In 1980 he was transferred to Buffalo where he worked until he retired in 1994. He then moved to Wheatland where he was the Platte County Undersheriff. Steve worked several law enforcement positions including park ranger and city police department until he fully retired in 2008. Steve and Edie then moved to Adrian, Missouri where they lived for seven years. In 2014 they moved back to Buffalo where he lived until his death.
He was a member of the VFW and American Legion. He was a member and past Worshipful Master of Anchor Lodge #7 AF and AM in Buffalo. He was a life member of the Wyoming Peace Officer’s Association and the Wyoming Highway Patrol Association. Steve was a huge fan of lights and was not at all bashful about putting them everywhere he could fit them in. He was an avid outdoorsman, but his passion was spending time with his family, especially following their many activities.
He is survived by his wife Edie Steiner of Buffalo; three sons, Ron Steiner and his wife Staci of Sheridan, Von Steiner and his wife Amy of Kansas City, Kansas, and Lane Robinson of Buffalo; one sister Glenda Adams and her husband Neal of Post Falls, Idaho; one niece Sharon Redden and her husband Paul of Albuquerque, New Mexico; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Virginia Robinson.