IRONDALE, Ala. — Deacon R. William Steltemeier Jr. died on Feb. 15 at age 83 after an extended illness. Familiar to Eternal Word Television Network’s international family of viewers, for three decades, he had been a faithful servant for Mother Angelica and the mission of EWTN.
He is survived by Ramona, his wife of 59 years. He was preceded in death by his son, Rudy Steltemeier III, and daughter-in-law, Debra Steltemeier.
Funeral arrangements are planned for next week. Vespers and the Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed on Monday, Feb. 18, at 4:30pm Central time at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Ala., followed by public visitation. A prayer vigil and Rosary...READ MORE