Rodney Glenn Steinhauer, known and loved by many as “Steimy”, passed away Tuesday April 6, 2021, in his home in Arbuckle. For the majority of his life, Rod called Arbuckle home.
Rod was a graduate of Chico State University where he was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho, the Ag fraternity. After graduation he went to Arbuckle where he continued his passion for teaching at Pierce High School serving as an Ag Teacher.
In the late 90's and early 2000's he was able to exercise his knowledge, passion, and devotion of teaching to travel to Russia and Turkey to help cultivate the hybridization of Cucumber and Tomato seeds. After a number of years, his knowledge and enthusiasm were combine while working for Ag Water Chemical, a company that supported his passion. His career was devoted to Agriculture and the continued support of the farmers who feed this nation.
When Steimy wasn't working, he could be found enjoying the great outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Rod enjoyed waterfowl hunting in particular, but could always be found ready to bag a limit of dove on September 1st. In the fall he would often go out of state with friends to hunt deer and elk. A favorite spot for these trips was Colorado. More recently, he took a dream fishing trip to Alaska for King Salmon and Halibut.
He was ever present in the lives of his family, his friends, and their families. He held a great sense of pride in his family members, and their accomplishments. We will always carry his memory in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pierce High School, Ag Dept., 960 Wildwood Rd., Arbuckle, CA 95912. Services will be held at the Arbuckle Cemetery on Friday, April 16th at 1pm.