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Arthur Steinman Jr.

Arthur Steinman Jr. passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was born March 18, 1954 in Allegan, Michigan to Arthur and Marian (Pennell) Steinman Sr. He lived his entire life in the area and attended Gobles High School. On April 13, 1983 he married Terry Smalley in Las Vegas. He was employed at Parker Aerospace in Kalamazoo. Arthur enjoyed woodworking in his work shop, hunting deer and turkey, and goofing around with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Terry, children, James LoBretto (Violet Glas) of Plainwell, Nicholas Steinman of Plainwell and Allison Steinman (Brenton Reichenbach) of Plainwell; grandchildren, Ashley, Hailey, Brody, Charlie and Eli; great grandchildren, Aubree and Arlo; his mother, Marian Robinson of Kalamazoo; father Arthur L. Steinman Sr (Violet Steinman) of Allegan; sister Diana Rankin of Gobles and brother Gary (Barb) Steinman of Bloomingdale. He was preceded in death by his sister Kelli Roberts.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Gathering will be held at a later date.

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Gary Smalley

February 18, 2020 at 6:11 pm

I will remember all the good times and fun we had over the last 38 years. Will miss you much as we all will.


Mary Ridderman

February 18, 2020 at 6:57 pm

My condolences go out for all the family in this time of grief.


Diana Rankin

February 18, 2020 at 7:01 pm

You were the best big brother ever. You were a very kind and gentle man. Thank you for always being there for me and taking care of our mama. I love you bunches. RIP until we meet again my sweet angel.


Scott Spears

February 18, 2020 at 7:47 pm

Peace to all the families, deepest sympathies and condolences,

Rest In Peace my longtime friend.


Rodney Burris

February 18, 2020 at 7:54 pm

Art was a great guy. We have a lot of memories growing up, as cousins. We will always remember you. Love you Cousin Art.


Marcy Switzer

February 18, 2020 at 11:21 pm

Sending love & prayers to Aunt Marian and my cousins & his family , love your cousin Marcy


Susan M Boehme

February 19, 2020 at 6:51 am

I’m so very sorry for your loss. May knowing that Art is no longer suffering give you some solace during this very sad time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Much love.


Kathy Pennell

February 19, 2020 at 7:01 am

We are so sorry and our family has all of you in our prayers.

Love Jim & Kathy Pennell


Rose Richmond

February 19, 2020 at 7:20 am

Hugs and prayers to the family.


Vicky (Polomcak) Firnstahl

February 19, 2020 at 8:00 am

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Have good remembrances of growing up. Condolences to all your family.


Kathy Saye

February 19, 2020 at 8:23 am

Heartfelt Prayers to friends & family.


Clara Austin

February 19, 2020 at 8:45 am

I’m so very sad for you all. Art was so easy to talk to. I remember being with him at his moms so msny times over the years. He will be missed by everyone who knew him and his kind loving nature Im sending you all my sincere sympathy with love and prayers ❤️


Clara Austin

February 19, 2020 at 8:46 am

I’m so very sad for you all. Art was so easy to talk to. I remember being with him at his moms so msny times over the years. He will be missed by everyone who knew him and his kind loving nature Im sending you all my sincere sympathy with love and prayers ❤️


Ray mansfield

February 19, 2020 at 8:57 am

Sorry to hear of Arts passing prayers are with you


Don Smith

February 19, 2020 at 1:55 pm

Sad day to lose another life long friend. Deepest sympathies to the families.


Linda Cutler Beattie

February 19, 2020 at 9:37 pm

So sorry for your loss old friend . I will keep you in my prayers.


Zana Williams

February 20, 2020 at 7:01 am

I’m very sorry for your loss. “ Little Art” was a pistol at times when we were young growing up. I know you’ll be missed by all your loved ones, prayers for all of your family. Love you little Art.

Sincerely, Zana (Burris) Williams


Max & Judy Darling

February 20, 2020 at 7:37 am

Art and Vi, we are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that we pray for peace in your heart.

Prayers for all family and friends.


Jane (Carter) Winkler

February 20, 2020 at 8:32 am

Sending sincere sympathy to Art’s family. As a classmate, I remember him fondly.

Prayers to all who knew and loved him.


Walker &Terry Toddy

February 20, 2020 at 2:49 pm

So very Sorry to hear of arts passing. Walker has many fond memories of working at school and hunting/ putting up blinds. Walker and I are sending our sincerest sympathies, and prayers for comfort during these difficult times.



February 20, 2020 at 5:42 pm

I am so sorry about Art’s passing. He has always been the highlight even when We were young and lived next door to you and your family. Love you so much. Keep everyone in check up there my sweet, and wonderful cousin, til we meet again.



February 20, 2020 at 8:48 pm

Very sorry for your loss. I only met him a couple of times but enjoyed the meetings and I know two of his three kids and they’re a testament to how well he and their mother raised them.


Brenda & family

February 21, 2020 at 4:41 pm

So sorry to hear about the death of Art. He was a kind and gentle soul with a heart of gold. As a neighbor he was helpful and supportive and my boys were lucky enough to have been able to ‘work/play in his woodworking shop. We were neighbors for over 35 years and never any issues but always helpful and kind. Your family, friends and especially those grandbabies will miss you. Terry, please let me know if you need anything. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers


Babrick Chet and Shirley

February 21, 2020 at 6:22 pm

Terry and Family, So sorry for your loss. We are still enjoying the work that you helped with our house. With sympathy and prayers, Chet and Shirley


Robin and Ed Flora

February 21, 2020 at 6:54 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts.


Mike Kuhl

February 22, 2020 at 11:49 am

Rest in Peace Art. It was a pleasure working with you over the years.


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