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Fred Steinbach


Longtime Glenwood resident Fred W. Steinbach passed away at his home on July 2, 2018. He was 91 years old. Fred was born in Weippe, Idaho to Veneta (Odle) and Fred Willis Steinbach on April 17, 1927.

When Fred was about three years old, he traveled from Idaho to Camp 7 (near Appleton) with his mother and baby brother to join his father who had moved there for work. Near the age of 10, Fred and his family moved to Glenwood. He began working at age 12 for Osmar Kuhnhausen on his ranch. Fred also worked at the roundhouse at Camp Draper Springs, firing up the locomotives and doing other duties. On Sept. 21, 1945 he married Katherine Throop. Fred worked for 20 years with J. Neils and St. Regis...

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