Arnold Herbert Steinkamp passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, in the company of family at the age of 73. Born in New Orleans, Arnold was a lifelong resident of Metairie where he lived with his beloved wife of 49 years, the late Dara Ann Manino Steinkamp. Together they had three loving children: Shane Steinkamp (Andrea) of Harahan, Robin Steinkamp of North Little Rock, and Shawn Steinkamp (Rebecca) of Metairie. Everyone that knew Arnold would speak of his nonstop work ethic. He started working right after graduating from East Jefferson High School at Moses Engineers in New Orleans. Arnold was a devoted draftsman for nearly 44 years all at Moses. In addition to being a loving husband and father Arnold was very proud of his six grandchildren: Aaron, Star, Jacob, August, Jackson and Madeline as well as his three great grandchildren: Lillyanne, Logan and MaKaylyn. A devoted son he visited his parents, the late Nicholas Rene Steinkamp and the late Florine LeBlanc Steinkamp, weekly. He is also survived by his brothers, Rene and Paul, as well as his sister, Honora Steinkamp. Arnold enjoyed reading Civil War books, building models, talking like Donald Duck, watching The New Orleans Saints, and playing with his grandchildren. Nothing, however; made him happier than talking to others about his Lord Jehovah. As a devoted Jehovah’s Witness for nearly 60 years Arnold loved talking to others about the hope of the resurrection and of eternal life. Arnold’s immediate family would like to send a special thank you to Rosa Salathe, Hector Pavon, and Jacob Barker (Arnold's devoted caregivers).
Arnold’s family invites all of his friends, family, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and caretakers to join us in celebrating his life and memory. Visitation will be at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive in Metairie on Monday, August 26, 2019. Family from 9-9:45, friends at 9:45 followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00. lnterment will follow immediately in Garden of Memories Cemetery.