THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Earl J. Alsteen
Issue Date: May 31, 2018
Earl Joseph Alsteen, 80, of Manitowoc, passed away Friday, May 25, 2018 at Aurora Bay Care in Green Bay as a result of Lung Disease.
Born March 29, 1938, near Lena, to the late Edmund and Violet (Koutsky) Alsteen, he graduated from Lena High School in 1957 and then served with the 208th Medical Attachments and 377th Ordnance in the United States Army Reserves. He worked a Frigo Cheese in Lena, Evinrude in Milwaukee and operated a screw machining at Eastman Mfg. (Parker Davis) for 42 years before retiring in 2000.
His first marriage was to Carol Morrell. He then later married Leona (Lee) Hopkinson on March 6, 1995 and they enjoyed traveling, line dancing, riding motorcycles and playing dominos with friends.
A beekeeper, he was a member of the Brown County and Manitowoc County Beekeepers Association and Wisconsin Honey Producers Association. He was a driver for Peter's Pantry for 11 years and was a computer tutor at the Manitowoc Senior Center.
He also taught snowmobile safety classes for over 10 years, was a Boy Scout Cub Master and a prior member the Manitowoc and Green Bay Harley Davidson Owners' Groups, Lakeshore Snowmobile Club and First Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife, Lee Alsteen, Manitowoc; two sons, Gary Alsteen of Maribel and Robert Alsteen; three step-children, Brian (Mary) Hopkinson, DePere, Ken (Jenny) Hopkinson, Burlington and Susan Hopkinson (Joe Almera), Hawaii; four step-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard (Barbara) Alsteen, Coleman; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Joyce Gilligan, Oshkosh and Sis (Leonard) Magee, Lena; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant twin brother, Edward Alsteen; a brother, Tom Alsteen and a brother-in-law, Roger Gilligan.
Family will greet relatives and friends at First Lutheran Church in Manitowoc on Thursday, May 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., followed by the funeral services at 11 a.m. Rev. Roald Harswick will officiate followed by cremation at All-Care Cremation Center in Manitowoc. Burial will be in Knollwood Mausoleum at a later date. Pfeffer Funeral Home and All-Care Cremation Center are assisting the family with arrangements.