Milton “Milt” G. Steeno, beloved father, grandfather & uncle passed away peacefully on August 13, 2022, seven days short of his 95th birthday. He was born on August 20, 1927, to the late George and Clara (Verstoppen) Steeno in Green Bay.
At the age of 5, he and his parents moved to “5 Corners” near Seymour. It was there that he learned about country living, farming, and hard work. Milt returned to Green Bay and graduated from Green Bay West High School. He got a job as the head doorman at the Orpheum Movie Theater, where he met his future wife, Doris Geyer. In 1945, he joined the Army and spent two years in Germany as an MP. After discharge from the Army, Milt returned to Green Bay and married Doris on May 22, 1948. They spent almost 70 years together until her death in 2017. Milt worked at Milprint in De Pere for a few years and then applied to the Green Bay Police Department starting out as a “beat cop” in 1953. He was promoted to detective in 1964, and after a long and successful career in law enforcement, he retired from the police force in 1983 achieving the rank of Deputy Police Chief. After retirement, Milt worked for the NFL doing player drug testing for the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints. He also worked for MOCIC, as a regional representative linking local police departments to share data and information, which is now part of Homeland Security. In retirement, Milt and Doris enjoyed spending time in Arizona with family every winter. Some of Milt’s favorite things were dancing, music, fishing, cooking (he made awesome chili, perch fry’s, turkeys, pizza, and pot roast), drinking martini’s, reading history, tractor driving, and being a part-time farm hand! Milton’s faith was an important part of his life. He had a heart for the Lord and a lifelong devotion to his church.
Milton is survived by his daughters, Terry (Tom) Siudzinski, Mountain, Barb (Larry) Vierzba, Pulaski, Janet (Bernie) Lotto, Ledgeview, Mary Steeno (significant other Dan Troy), Punta Gorda, FL; grandchildren, Matt Siudzinski (friend Kim), Scott (Jenny) Siudzinski, Lisa (Eric) Elfert, Stefanie (Chad) Bellin, Kevin (Marie) Lotto, Geoffrey (Amanda) Lotto, Phillip (Laura) Lotto, Emily (Dave) Scholz, Andrew (Lorraine) Vierzba, 18 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Carol Holzem and Patricia King, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Doris; his parents; brothers, Lester and Donald Steeno; sister, Alma Huben; granddaughter, Sarah Lotto; and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason Street, on Sunday, August 21st from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, 140 S. Monroe Avenue, on Monday, August 22nd from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Cathedral with the Rev. Brian Belongia officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. On-line condolences may be given at www.prokowall.com.
Milton’s family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staffs at New Perspective Senior Living and Unity Hospice for their wonderful care and love!! We are forever grateful!!