Obit: Steinberg, D. H. (1891? - 1941)
Contact: Sandy (Safemaster) Seiler
----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark Co., Wis.) 10/09/1941
Steinberg, D. H. (1891? - 2 OCT 1941)
D. H. Steinberg, 50, a former resident of this city met an accidental death a week ago this evening when his car skidded as he tried to avoid striking something in the center of the highway, and crashed into a tree.
The accident happened at 6:30 p.m. as Mr. Steinberg was enroute to his home at Cumberland from Milltown, where he had been on a business mission. As he was traveling along the highway near Frederick, which is of black-top make-up and at the time wet, he lost control of his car as he noticed an object in the center of the road when he came over the crest of a hill and tried to avoid it which caused his car to skid. His body was thrown into the rear seat of his car. He suffered severe lacerations about the head and a broken neck.
Mr. Steinberg was born in a settlement near Toronto, Canada, where he spent all of his younger life and earlier manhood. He became associated with the canning industry which he made his life’s work, in which he had advanced to a high position.
Before coming to Owen in 1923 he was associated with the Canadian Canneries. In 1923 he assumed the duties of plant superintendent of the Owen Canning Company and moved his family here. Four years later, in 1927, he became manager of the Owen Canning Company in which capacity he served until 1931 at which time he and his family left Owen and established a residence at Colby when he became the manager of the Libby McNeil Libby plants at Dorchester and Colby, Wis. Two years later he affiliated himself with the Stokley Brothers Canning Company and moved his family to their present home at Cumberland. In 1935 he was again promoted in his work and assumed the title of assistant district manager for the Stokley Brothers Company.
Another promotion was granted him when in 1939 he became the district manager and head of six plants for the Stokley concern. Throughout his career in the canning industry he made many friends and served the industry well. He at one time served for three years as a director of the Wisconsin Canneries Association and two other years served as the association’s secretary.
Mr. Steinberg is survived by his wife, two sons, Howard of Trenton, N. J., and Donald of Cumberland; and a daughter, Margaret, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Among those from Owen that attended the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wollum, Mr. Wollum acted as a pallbearer, Albert Schafer, A. M. Wilson, W. J. Mahoney, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Etta, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Anderson.
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