Obituary

Klaus Steinbrenner 05/30/1935 – 10/11/2017

After a severe bicycle accident, Klaus Steinbrenner died on October 11th, 2017 at Chestnut Hill Hospital.

Klaus was born in Frankfurt, Germany and moved to the US in 1968 with his wife Karin. He became well known working as a sculptor in Chicago. He invented new forms with the cube as the base for his creations. Many of his sculptures are carved out of or constructed using stone, wood and painted plywood. Taking away from the block he created negative spaces within it while always maintaining its original outline. His work is displayed in many private and public collections.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Karin, his son Max and wife Meghan and their three children : Anna, Ben, and Joy.

There will be no funeral services, a gathering celebrating his life will be held on Saturday October 28th at
Susan Mattioni’s house at
5 Summit Place, Philadelphia, PA 19128 at 2:00 pm

6 thoughts on “Obituary”

  1. Lovely photo of a dear man and his work! I will always remember him with great affection and appreciation for his sunny personality.

  2. I would like to offer you my sincere condolences for your sudden sad loss and
    I want to offer you these few words I received from a good friend as a comfort which helped me when my Dad very suddenly died :

    When I come to the end of the road
    And the sun has set for me
    I want no rites in a gloom-filled room
    Why cry for a soul set free?

    Miss me a little – but not too long
    And not with your head bowed low.
    Remember the love that we once shared
    Miss me – but let me go.

    For this is a journey that we all must take
    And each must go alone.
    It’s all part of a Master’s plan,
    A step on the road to home.

    When you are lonely and sick of heart
    Go to the friends we know
    And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
    Miss Me – But Let Me Go!

  3. Karin und Max,

    Klaus ist nicht von Euch gegangen. Er ging nur schon mal voraus.
    Ihr werdet Euch wiedersehen!

  4. Für Karin

    Vor Jahren habe ich einen Spruch von Dietrich Bonhoeffer gefunden:
    Je schöner und voller die Erinnerung,
    desto schwerer ist die Trennung.
    Aber die Dankbarkeit verwandelt die Qual der Erinnerung in eine stille Freude.
    Man trägt das vergangene Schöne nicht wie einen Stachel,
    sondern wie ein kostbares Geschenk in sich.

    Brigitte und Dieter

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