John William Steiner

November 27, 1912April 13, 2012

John William Steiner, 99 years of age, passed away Friday, April 13 at his home in Cherryville. He died of natural causes. John was born on November 27, 1912 in Willamette, the fifth of 13 children of Henry Steiner and Molly Jaster. Early in his youth, the family moved by horse and wagon to Brightwood so his father could build log cabins in the Mt. Hood area. In his sophomore year at Sandy High School, John left to work with his father. Immediately after Pearl Harbor, John joined the U.S. Marines Corps and spent four years in the Pacific Theater and participated in the Battle of Saipan as a combat engineer. In 1945, he was honorably discharged and returned to his home in Brightwood where he began a career logging and once again returned to building log cabins and homes. John met and married Frances Brewer in 1948 and began a family that included three sons and two stepdaughters. John continued to actively work building homes and log structures until he retired in about 1990. In 2011, John was honored by the U.S. Forest Service for his contribution to the construction and maintenance of Timberline Lodge. John is survived by his older sister, Emma Monner of Elkton; his son and daughter-in-law, Dick and Dynthia Steiner of Cherryville; and numerous grand and great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Chapel,16317 SE Bluff Rd. in Sandy, Oregon on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. A luncheon will immediately follow. All are invited to attend to celebrate John's lifelong contribution to the mountain community. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be sent to the Mt. Hood Museum. Private burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham, Oregon.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 21, 2012

John William Steiner

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Stormy McKay

May 30, 2012

John is my Grandfather, to me he was called"Pa". He was so much more than just a Carpentor. Pa was such an intelligent,spirited,kind,but stern man.He was the most honest man I have ever had the privilage of knowing in my life. Forever there shall be no one to hold his candle but my Grandmother, he missed her so. We shared each others view of life and death and now I know they are off on their new adventure,together. Forever Pa, forever.

Lloyd Musser

May 2, 2012

John was an inspriation to all Steiner Cabin advocates. He was the last link to past era of Mount Hood history. All Mount Hood history buffs will miss this go to guy that was a endless source of history. The Mt. Hood Museum will always be greatful to John for his support in our endeaovers to preserve and share Mount Hood History.

Stan Overstreet

April 23, 2012

In our thoughts,

My wife, Cindy and I were unable to attend the celibration of life for John but we were saddened to hear of his passing. We are very, very, proud owners of a Steiner built cabin on Mt. Air Dr. at Welches. We met John at one of the Steiner cabin tours and he was a very nice and humble man, our thoughts are with you.

Stan & Cindy Overstreet

Tom and Lisa Lambert

April 21, 2012

We live in a cabin built by John and Henry in 1936 in Brightwood. We met John several times as he participated in the Steiner cabin tours organized by Lloyd Musser and others at the Museum. We respect John and the family so much. He will be missed and our thoughts are with you.

Tahnee James

April 19, 2012

I grew up in a home that Mr. Steiner built on East Columbia River Hwy. in Troutdale. The home is located between Tippy Canoe and the Big Bend Tavern. We lived on a very modest income, however, our home was absolutely beautiful. My Mother sold the home the year I graduated High School in 1988. I will always remember my bedroom; located over the bridge and the breath taking floor to ceiling fireplace in the living room. I loved the home that I grew up in and will never forget it. Tahnee James

April 18, 2012

We are sorry for your loss. He was a good brother.He had quite an amazing life.

Charyl DeLay

Marc Essig

April 18, 2012

The Beavercreek Steiner families have always been proud of the builders from Welches. Although we have not participated much in the big gatherings I did attend the birthday party for John at the Beavercreek church.
Nancy and I are unable to attend the service but our prayers are with you all.
Marc & Nancy Essig (Grandson of Louise Steiner Essig, Son of Milton Essig)

Helen Kennedy

April 17, 2012

Hi family of John Steiner,
Ah, for a super great man who is now with the Lord and Frances, I offer my deepest sympathy to you. John will always be in my thoughts and heart as I remember all of the good times and visits through out the many years I was part of the laughter and fun. All of the sweet memories on the patio in front of the fireplace sitting in the patio swing and enjoying the beverage of the day.
May God Bless you.

The Staff of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home

April 16, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.