Sang S. “Uni” Steinkraus, 63, of Bloomer, passed away Saturday, March 7,2020 at Marshfield Medical Center in Eau Claire.
Uni was born March 26,1956 in South Korea to Gang and Gav (Kim) Yi. She met David Steinkraus in the spring of 1978 in South Korea, while Dave was stationed there with the US Army. She then moved to the United States upon Dave’s return state side. They married July 19, 1986 in Colfax, Wis.
Uni is survived by her husband, Dave of Bloomer; Daughter, Samantha (Cody Johnson) Steinkraus of Orange Park, Florida; Mother in law, Marion Knutson of Eau Claire; Sisters in Law, Bev Christianson of Eau Claire, Gloria (Kirk) Kwallek of Chetek; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family in South Korea.
Uni began her career in 1987 at Jennie-O Turkey Store, formerly known as Jerome’s, and worked as an equipment operator. She retired from there after 32 years in July of 2019. Uni loved her job and working with her co-workers. She was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and enjoyed traveling with her family to Lambeau Field and different football stadiums across the country to watch the Packers play. They also enjoyed visiting different theme parks on family vacations. She loved to visit with her Korean friends that live nearby. Her family was most important to her and she loved Dave and Samantha dearly.
A memorial service will take place at 4:00 p.m., Friday March 13, 2020 at Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer. Pastor Martin Halom will officiate. Visitation will be held prior to the service at the funeral home from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Burial will take place at Manchester Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Uni can be given to any cancer research organization of the donor’s choice. More information can be found at https://www.charitywatch.org/top-rated-charities/cancer
Thompson Funeral Home and Chippewa Valley Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.thompsonfuneralhome.com