Born on Feb. 18, 1962, in Phillipsburg, NJ, he was the son of the late Donald Steinmetz and Mary Gallagher Steinmetz DeBoer.
He served with the United States' Army's 82nd Airborne, later working as a plumber and steam pipe fitter for the Mountain View Youth Correctional Facility, HC Construction/Local 472 and General Conditioning. Ronald was a former member of the Warren Chemical Eng. Co. and a member of the Phillipsburg Italian American Social Club. His life was all about his family.
Ronald is survived by his wife, Gwen Wollman Steinmetz; his children, Jason Janis and his wife, Beth, and BrandiLee Steinmetz Olesh and her husband, Philip, his grandchildren, Hailey and Shea, his dogs, Zin and Zoey, his six grand puppies, his siblings, Charles Steinmetz and his wife, Margaret, John (Jack) Steinmetz and his wife, Laurel, Diane Mecca, Dawne Raabe and her husband, Floyd, and Ellie McKeever and many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Donald Steinmetz and his step-father, Peter DeBoer. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Finegan Funeral Home, 302 Heckman St., Phillipsburg, NJ, after which Ronald's family and friends will be celebrating his life with an Irish style wake.
The Steinmetz family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Animal Humane Society via animalhumanesociety.org/donate or by way of a check mailed to 845 Meadow Lane, N. Golden Valley, MN 55422.