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Karl Steinhauser

December 18, 1995 — May 25, 2021

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 Karl Josef Steinhauser passed away at home on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. He was born in Abilene, Texas on December 18, 1995 to RJ and Susan Fike Steinhauser who raised him in Flatonia, Texas. Karl graduated from Flatonia High School in 2014 and Texas State Technical College in 2016. He married Kayla Adair on August 10, 2019. Karl was a light in the life of those who knew him. His kindness and good humor infected all around him, brightening anyone's day and turning any event into a party. He was a fiercely loyal friend and partner, willing to do anything to support those that he loved. Karl loved the outdoors and was a consummate hunter and fisherman, skills he learned from his father RJ. He also loved animals and was a frequent dog (and other animal) rescuer, an art he learned from his mother Sue. Karl loved his family and friends, and never spent a moment alone if he could be with them instead. But more than any of these things, Karl loved his wife, Kayla. Karl was preceded in death by his mother Susan Fike Steinhauser, grandparents JC and Bessie Fike, and Otto Steinhauser, and Uncles James Allen Fike and Thomas Hefner. Karl is survived by his wife Kayla, father RJ Steinhauser his fiancé Susan Ivey, father-in-law and mother-in-law Greg and Stephanie Lafferty Adair, grandmother Helen Steinhauser, grandfather Frank Lafferty, grandmother Betty Talley Adair, brothers Cullen Machac and his wife Madison, Luke Horton, sisters Savannah and Shelby Horton, nieces Ella and Emersyn Machac, aunt and uncles David and Lucreta Fike, Mike and Cathy Steinhauser, Chester and Suki Steinhauser, Terri Hefner, Willie and Jamie Steinhauser, Jeff and Stephanie Steinhauser, Brad and Mary Lafferty, Jack Adair, and Randy and Kathy Adair Walker. He is also survived by his cousins AJ and Staci, DeAnn and Chris, Heather and Eric, Brendan and Randan, Annie and Brian, Nick, Megan and Lucas, Katy and David, Ted and Renee, Rachel, Alex, Lillie, Chip, Emma, James, Casey, and Nicole. He is also survived by his extended family Bernadine Kainer, BJ Meyer Terry, and Lori Janecka. Pallbearers are Nick Steinhauser, Ryan Kellis, Tyler Kellis, James Lafferty, Charles Grant, Tanner Mitchan, Cullen Machac and Chris Hooper. A visitation for Karl will be Friday, June 4, 2021 starting at 2:00 PM at Smith Funeral Home in Flatonia, Texas. A rosary will be recited for Karl at 7:00 PM on Friday, June 4, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flatonia, Texas. A funeral mass will be Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flatonia, Texas with Father Gabriel Maison and Rev. Jeff Muehl officiating. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Flatonia, Texas. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at Smith Funeral Home - 128 East 5th Street Flatonia, Tx 78941 Phone #361-865-3311
FAMILY Kayla (Adair) Steinhauser Wife RJ Steinhauser (fiance Susan Ivey) Father Susan (Fike) Steinhauser Mother (deceased) Greg and Stephanie Lafferty Adair Father and Mother-in-law Helen Steinhauser Grandmother Otto Steinhauser Grandfather (deceased) Frank Lafferty Grandfather Betty Talley Adair Grandmother JC and Bessie Fike Grandparents (deceased) Cullen Machac (Madison) Brother Luke Horton Brother Savannah Horton Sister Shelby Horton Sister Ella Machac Niece Emersyn Machac Niece David Fike (Lucreta) Uncle Mike Steinhauser (Cathy) Uncle Chester Steinhauser (Suki) Uncle Terri Hefner Aunt Thomas Hefner Uncle (deceased) Willie Steinhauser (Jamie) Uncle Jeff Steinhauser (Stephanie) Uncle Brad Lafferty (Mary) Uncle Jack Adair Uncle Randy Walker (Kathy Adair) Uncle James Allen Fike Uncle (deceased) AJ and Staci Cousins DeAnn and Chris Cousins Heather and Eric Cousins Brendan and Randan Cousins Annie and Brian Cousins Nick Cousin Megan and Lucas Cousins Katy and David Cousins Ted and Renee Cousins Rachel Cousin Alex Cousin Lillie Cousin Chip Cousin Emma Cousin James Cousin Casey Cousin Nicole Cousin Karl is also survived by his extended family Bernadine Kainer, BJ Meyer Terry and Lori Janecka.
Visitation Friday, June 04, 2021

Rosary Friday, June 04, 2021

Funeral Mass Saturday, June 05, 2021

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