Thursday, November 3, 2005
Kenneth J. Steinfeldt, 72, of Goldendale, Wash., died on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, at his home.
He was born on Nov. 10, 1932, in Murray, Utah, to Paul and Alida Steinfeldt.
Kenneth served in the U.S. Air Force for three years during the Korean conflict and was married to Anny Buhl on June 5, 1953, in the LDS Temple in Salt Lake City.
Kenneth attended the University of Utah and Michigan State University and spent many years in law enforcement as a deputy sheriff for Salt Lake County and later as police sergeant for Coos Bay, Ore. He was assistant chief of police for North Bend, Ore., and taught law enforcement for four years at the college in North Bend. He also served as head of the Coos County Drug Team.
Ken went on to become a field manager for the LDS Church for 21 years until his retirement. They lived in Trout Lake for several years before moving to Goldendale. He enjoyed farming, was an excellent carpenter and also enjoyed mountain climbing and long distance running. Survivors include his wife, Anny, of Goldendale; two daughters, Crystal Long of Trout Lake and Sonja Hansen of Yakima, Wash.; four sons, Scott of Maui, Craig of Bentonville, Ark., Todd of Reed Point, Mont., and Joey of Wilsonville, Ore.; 25 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister, Rieka Smith of Idaho and two brothers, Richard Steinfeldt of Roosevelt, Utah, and Marlin Steinfeldt of West Jordan, Utah.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. at the LDS Church in Goldendale. Committal and interment will be in the West Jordan, Utah, cemetery at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3. Viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Sept. 2 at Erdman Funeral Home in Goldendale.