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Walter H.P. "Steve" Nuehring

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Walter H.P. "Steve" Nuehring, 59, "Dad," "Brother," "Veteran," "Consummate Actor," took his final curtain call from this earth's stage Saturday evening, May 7, 2016, in Grand Coulee, Washington. Born Saturday, October 13, 1956, in Orleans, France, to Leon and Janine Nuehring, Steve found his love of the theatre while still in school, acting in various school productions. Following his graduation from high school, Steve joined the U.S. Navy, serving on the ballistic submarine - USS Simon Bolivar. Following his honorable discharge from military service, Steve worked as a systems administrator for St. Peter Hospital and in I.T. for the State of Washington, prior to moving to the Grand Coulee area, where he quickly became a well-known figure within the community. Steve attended Faith Community Church in Electric City, Washington, choosing to be baptized at Spring Canyon in the fall of 2015.

He was a member the Electric City American Legion, Grand Coulee Eagles, Grand Coulee Moose, Grand Theater in Grand Coulee, and ran the sound system for Grand Coulee's 2016 Colorama Parade. Steve was an accomplished horseman, a skilled photographer, and loved his animals and riding his motorcycle; and there was his ever-present passion for the theater. Steve appeared on stage as the King in "The King & I," Shem in "The Peach Tree" and Big Daddy in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (for which Steve garnered especially rave reviews), to name just a few. Steve's greatest love, though was always his family, especially his son, Walter Nuehring.

Steve is survived by his son, Walter Nuehring; brother, Philip Nuehring and his two four-legged buddies: Dominic and Harley.

A celebration of Steve's life will take place Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Faith Community Church in Electric City, Washington, with burial to take place at Cochise Memory Gardens in Sierra Vista, Arizona at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

His family requests that donations be made in his honor to any of the organizations listed above.

Please sign Steve's online register book at http://www.stratefuneralhome.com. Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee is honored to be serving his family.

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