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Gaylon Gene `GG` Steinhorst , Age 80

May 26, 1942 --July 22, 2022

Gaylon Gene "GG" Steinhorst, 80, of Baraboo, Wisconsin peacefully met the Lord on Friday, July 22, 2022. GG was born on May 26, 1942, in Baraboo, Wisconsin to Ernie and Dorothy Steinhorst where he grew up on a dairy farm outside of Rock Springs. He graduated from Baraboo High School class of 1960. After high school, he worked for Swartz Implement. Then went to work at Northern Engineering (NECO) transporting transformers.

On January 1, 1968, Gaylon began his 30-year career with the Sauk County Sheriffs' department. After retiring he stayed busy helping his son-in-law on the farm, gardening, collecting aluminum cans, and drinking coffee on Tuesdays at the Four Star with his buddies. He was present in the stands at all athletic events for his daughters and grandchildren. He attended Milwaukee Brewer games with his family. GG also enjoyed attending smelt and game feeds, turkey and pheasants forever banquets with good friend Greg Weirich.

On August 22, 1964, Gaylon and Shirley Schmidtke were united in marriage at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Rock Springs. God blessed them with three beautiful daughters Jennifer, Lisa, and Emma. Gaylon enjoyed fishing trips to Canada, hunting with his daughter Emma and grandchildren, gardening, and playing cards; where his storytelling was present. Many days he would drive around the countryside visiting friends and checking crops.

Gaylon is survived by his wife of 57 years Shirley Steinhorst of Baraboo. Daughters Jennifer (John) Neuman of Baraboo, Lisa (Steve) McClyman of Wisconsin Dells, and Emma (Travis) Kaul of Baraboo. Grandchildren Justine (Sam), Justus, Molly, Ashley, Pierce, and Hunter. Siblings Sue (Bill) Grosz of Baraboo, Dennis (Gail) Steinhorst of Madison, and Connie (Phil) Henkel of Rice Lake. And many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ernie and Dorothy Steinhorst, in-laws Fred and Martha Schmidtke, brother-in-law James Daley, brother-in-law Richard Beard, brother-in-law Frederick Schmidtke and nephew Lee Steinhorst.

The visitation will be held on Monday, July 25, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home 401 Madison Ave. Baraboo, WI. The service will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church 624 East Street Baraboo, WI, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. to the time of the service. Luncheon will be served immediately in the church fellowship hall. Following the luncheon, a burial will be held at St. Johns Cemetery in Rocks Springs at 2:30 p.m. Memorials can be made out to the family to be dispersed accordingly.


Roberta Zimmerman July 22, 2022

Friend Barboo , Wisconsin

So Sorry for your loss !! Robbi & Tracy Zimmerman

Amy and Tim Teelin July 23, 2022

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

We are so sorry to hear of “GG’s” passing. I prayers are with you all and hope that peace cradles all of your hearts gently in the coming days. Love, Amy and Tim

Vicki Gay July 23, 2022

Friend Reedsburg , Wisconsin

I am so sorry for your profound loss. My deepest condolences to you all. Love & Hugs Vicki

Guy & Sandy Matthews July 23, 2022

Friend and co-worker Kalispell , Montana

To Shirley, girls and extended family; We just learned of G.G.s passing. I am so sorry for your loss of your husband, dad, granddad and friend. G.G. was a great inspiration to me in my decision to become a deputy sheriff in 1980. As a fledgling deputy, he was always a help with answers and guidance with his vast knowledge and experience. He occasionally stopped at our house when we lived in LaValle for a visit; often at lunchtime where Sandy would make sure he didn't leave hungry! After his retirement and eventually mine in 2015; when we were able to meet again, he always had a hunting or fishing story to share and enjoy. Unfortunately I am not scheduled to back in Wisconsin until Thursday after the services or I would be there. Please know that he meant a lot to both of us. To Emma; I hope you didn't wear out the rocking horse and it still brings some joy somewhere in the family! Most respectfully: Guy and Sandy

Phil Wenzel July 23, 2022

Friend Wisconsin Dells , Wisconsin

I had the pleasure of working with GG. We had good times and some bad, but he was always there for us. When he was umpire games and I coached, he always said, remember we're not cops here. He will be missed. My sincere sympathy to the family.

Connie July 23, 2022

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Shirley and Girls, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your Husband, Dad, Grandfather was a Kind and Wonderful Man and he will be missed by many. Hugs to you all😢❤️ Hugs to you all, Connie Harrison

Fay and Len Alu July 23, 2022

friend Burlington , Wisconsin

So sorry for your loss.

Dave and Jo Lane July 23, 2022

Friend Lone Rock , Wisconsin

So very to read of GG's going on before us. Never met a more friendly man. A true humble human being. May his journey be a joyous one.

Nancy Madland July 24, 2022

Fr Baraboo , Wisconsin

Tom Madland another friend is coming to join you. Save a place for him.

Terry Spencer July 24, 2022

Friend and Colleague Baraboo , Wisconsin

What a great guy. We were coworkers, colleagues, ball players, SCLEOA leaders and best of all friends. He was a mentor to me and many other deputies. He was the last deputy my dad hired as sheriff as he reminder me quite often. He will be missed but his memory will live forever with many of us. I believe he is in a better place pro trying to find euchre game. My condolences to all the family.

Lisa Gallus July 25, 2022

Friend/Co worker of Emmas Baraboo , Wisconsin

Very sorry for your loss. I've heard so many great stories and I hope I will continue to hear more. Thoughts and prayers everyone. Love you, Lisa Gallus

Judy Langevin and family; Mr & Mrs Dennis Lange and family July 25, 2022

cousins Baraboo , Wisconsin

So sorry for your loss of your loved one. We are so glad he was able to make the reunions. They were always fun to get together and see who could come.

Connie Kehoe-Purcell July 25, 2022

friend of the family Oshkosh , Wisconsin

With Deepest Sympathy to a wonderful family over the loss of a special member. I will always cherish the conversations I was privileged to have with Galon. We spoke of many things but his favorite subject was his "girls". Such love and pride, his chest would enlarge and match the smile in his eyes and on his face. He will be missed by those of us left behind but the memories will warm all of our hearts for the remainder of our time. Thanks to the family for sharing your beloved Husband, Dad, and Granddad. Connie Kehoe-Purcell