Fredric Robert (Freddie) Steinhauser, 99, of St. Anthony Park, died with his family at his side on Aug. 13, 2017. He was born July 16, 1918, in Lamberton, Minn., son of Emil and Ella (Albright) Steinhauser.
Reviewing his father’s life, son Paul said, “Three wars, four children, six grandchildren, seven continents (yes, he hung with penguins in Antarctica), and one wife of 68 years!”
Fred received a bachelor’s degree with special honors at Mankato State College in 1949 and a master’s degree at the University of Chicago in 1951. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota in 1960. He taught in rural schools in 1937–40 and was a member if the University of Minnesota faculty, 1957–86, serving as professor of social studies 1960–86 and head of social and behavioral science 1979– 86. He retired in 1986.
Fred was an organizer for the Association of St. Paul Communities, a charter member of St. Paul’s Capital Improvements Committee, chair of St. Paul Citizen’s Finance Committee and served on the St. Paul Public Schools Bond Committee. Fred was an active member of the St. Anthony Park community for years and on July 4, 2009, received the St. Anthony Park Community Foundation’s Spirit of the Park Award. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman dedicated that date as “Fred Steinhauser Day in St. Paul” in honor of his 50 years of service here.
He was preceded in death by his son, Kurt. He is survived by his wife, Joan; their sons, Mark of Little Canada and Paul of White Bear Lake; and daughter, Louise Radle (George) of Maplewood. Paul reports that his father was always proud that the whole family was able to find productive jobs without moving far from home.
Those wishing to send memorials are asked to send them to the St. Anthony Park Community Foundation.