Adams County

Frederick D. Steinhurst


War Department Declares Fred D. Steinhurst Dead

Was Reported Missing September 16, 1944

The list of Adams County men who have given their life in the service of their country in World War II was brought to 47 last week-end when the War Department informed next of kin that Frederick D. Steinhurst had been declared officially dead on the War Department record. Steinhurst had been carried as “missing in action” since September 16, 1944.

According to information given by the War department to his grandmother, Mrs. Emma Steinhust of Corning, Frederick was killed on the day reported missing, September 16, 1944. He met death along the Siegfried line in the vicinity of Harspelt, Germany. With the name of Steinhurst removed from the “missing in action” list, this leaves only three remaining names on the list. They are Joseph S. Davis, Russell E. Bickford and Joseph M. Strain.

Entered Service in 1943

Frederick Steinhurst was graduated from the Corning High School in May 1943 and entered the services of his country July 7, 1943, at the age of 18 and took his training at Fort McClelland, Alabama. He arrived in Corning the latter part of November 1943 on a seven-day leave, departing for Fort Meade, Maryland on November 25, embarking for overseas duty on November 29, landing in England where he was held for Invasion Day. He fought through France into Germany where he gave his life for his country on the day he was reported missing.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his mother, Mrs. Gertrude Althoff, of Kansas City, Missouri, and two sisters, Velma of San Francisco, California, and Coraline Walin of Lincoln, Nebraska, and a brother, Richard Steinhurst, now in the Navy in the South Pacific, and his devoted grandmother, Mrs. Emma Steinhurst of Corning, Iowa

He was immersed into the Christian Church when a small child. He leaves a host of friends in this vicinity and was loved by all who knew him.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, April 20, 1944, Page 1