Steven Kainz, 65, Hope, ND died Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at the Ranch. Visitation will be Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 5:00 till 7:00 with a Prayer Service at 6:00 in the Hope American Legion, Hope, ND, visitation will continue Monday, October 25, form 10:00 till 11:00 am followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 in the Hope, Legion. Interment will be in the Hope Cemetery.
Steven William Kainz was born on September 4, 1956 to William Robert Kainz and Grace Janet (Elston) Kainz in Cooperstown, ND. He grew up and attended school in Hope, ND. During and after high school he worked with his grandfather, father, uncles and brothers at Kainz Construction. He worked for a variety of businesses in the Hope area, Dakota Bridge Company and continued Steve Kainz Construction with his son Andrew.
His last years were spent farming and ranching with his sons; Robert, Andrew, and grandson Elliot. Steve married Rita Fuglestad on June 30, 1978. They have four children: Stephanie (Nathan Kakela); Emily; Andrew (Coralie); Robert and 3 grandchildren: Elliot, Ainslie, and Elston Kainz.
Steve was a member of the Hope Fire Department for 47 years and he also served on the Hope Park Board. Steve enjoyed hunting, fishing, taxidermy work, taking care of his horses and long horn cattle, and spending time at his cabin. He was generous, helpful and very creative. His favorite words to his children, “I have a suggestion.” and “You're doing that wrong.” He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Steve is survived by his wife Rita of 43 years, children, grandchildren, brothers and sister: David (Camille), Peggy (Gary Goings), Curt (Beth), brothers and sisters-in-law: Susan (HaroldBellon), Lloyd (Yvonne), Penny (Tom Wells), Cary (Deb), Edsel, Leigh (Allen Gunkel), Joel (Roxie), Steve (Lori), Jamie (Mike Fosdick), Jill (Roger Moore), Amy, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws: Margaret, Reynold Fuglestad and Paul Gunderson.
So, as Steve would say, “It’s time to go check cows.”
In lieu of flowers please send memorials to your favorite non-profit in memory of Steve.