July 13, 1960 ~ February 13, 2023
Born in: Chicago, Illinois
Resided in: Manhattan Beach, California
Steve Kallenbach passed away in his home, in Manhattan Beach, California, on Monday February 13, 2023 after a long battle with cancer. Steve was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 13, 1960, and spent his first six years there before moving to his parent’s hometown of Niagara, Wisconsin. In high school he excelled in academics and sports, playing football, basketball and running track. His school record in the high hurdles stood for 40 years before being broken. He went on to college and was the first in his family to earn a college degree.
He attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee earning a Bachelor of Science, Computer Science with a Minor in Electrical Engineering in 1983. After graduating he worked at the Wisconsin Telephone Company. He moved to southern California in 1985, and worked for TRW/Northrop Grumman for 19 years. In the early 90’s, he spent four years in Colorado before moving back to southern California; he loved southern California and once back he said he would never again change his zip code. In 1995, he was a Contracted Engineer under his own company – Midwest Technology Management, Inc. for eight years with Miller Brewing Company.
He met his wife Enrieta “Marnie” Fanega and they got married on March 20, 1999. They have one son, Cody born December 1999. Steve was preceded in death by his parents (Guy and Laverne Kallenbach) and his oldest brother (Dan Kallenbach). He is survived by his wife Marnie; son Cody; brothers Chris and Mark; sister Sandy; and many friends.
Steve loved working as an Engineer and enjoyed many opportunities working on different NG programs over the years. He was specifically recognized for his direct leadership and mentorship efforts that were instrumental in successfully completing a complex software system on an extremely short deadline. His efforts enabled NG to receive a multi-million dollar payment for a project whose purpose is ensuring our nation’s security.
Outside of work, Steve enjoyed many hours on his Harley driving though many states and across the country. His favorite rides were along the coast, and he reluctantly sold his Harley before Cody started high school.
Steve was always involved with Cody’s activities and always looked forward to spending time with him. He was an Assistant Cubmaster for Cub Scouts, Assistant Coach for many of Cody’s sports teams, never missed Cody’s football games, and always stayed until the end of Cody’s Track & Field events. His love for Cody was immense and inspiring.
Steve loved to run on the beach, and enjoyed long walks with Marnie. He would never turn down a challenge from Marnie to go river rafting, alpine sliding, zip lining, trying new restaurants, or making a toast to cheer any occasion. He liked to party but also loved staying home and reading books, and watching old comedy movies and sitcoms. When he came home from a family trip, he always said “there’s no place like home”.
Steve was a man of wit and integrity. He made lasting and impactful impressions on the people he met with his humor, honesty, and strong Christian beliefs and values in life. Steve was a kind man who deeply loved and cared for the people in his life. Steve was a phenomenal person who taught many people what it meant to be a husband, a father, and a friend. He will be missed forever but never forgotten.
The memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at American Martyrs Church, 1431 Deegan Pl, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
Family will be outside the church greeting friends before the service and there will be a reception after in the church hall.
Funeral Mass Livestream: https://www.americanmartyrs.org/livestream-funerals-memorials/
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Memory of Steve to:
Ø American Martyrs Church – Poor Outreach for GUATEMALA Mission Outreach: <https://www.americanmartyrs.org/article/online-giving/>
(For info: <https://www.americanmartyrs.org/guatemalamissionoutreach/>)
Ø Pregnancy Help Center, Torrance: <https://phctorrance.org/about-phc/>
Memorial Service: March 25, 2023 12:00 pm
American Martyrs Catholic Church
624 15th Street
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
I lit a candle in your honor Steve. 🙏🏼
Steve was in my graduating Niagara WI high school class of 1978. He was such a friendly and outgoing guy. Always with a smile. He will be missed.
Much love and prayers to Steve, Marnie and Cody. Steve will always be in our hearts.
Long time friend of the family . Chris and sandy so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved brother. May you find peace in kowing his suffering has ended..God bless you all prayers and positive thoughts 🙏
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold dear in your heart.
Our condolences to the Kallenbach Family.
Condolences to the Kallenbach Family. I had the pleasure of working with Steve at Miller Brewing. He was a great guy.
Sincere Condolences to the Kallenbach Family. I also worked with Steve at Miller Brewing. A pleasure to work with him always and blessed to have gotten to know him personally. Such a great guy.
Condolence to Marnie, Cody, Chris, Mark and family. May Steve rest in peace and let the perpetual light shine upon him! We will see you soon!
We will miss you Steve and Don’t worry about Cody and Manang Marnie , we will be checking up on them from
time to time . May you rest in peace Steve . With Prayers , Danny , Bing, Jason , Jonathan , and Jacob
Condolences to the Kallenbach family. Keeping all of you in my prayers.
Our deepest condolences,
Richard Vangie and Evan Butlig
Our sincere condolences. May peace be with the Kallenbach family. Will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Jon and Cheryl Giguere
Sending you and your family comfort and peace🤍
Dearest Marnie and Family, sending love, prayers and hugs at this very difficult time. I’m so sorry for your loss. May God continue to give you strength 💐🙏
Rest in Peace Brother Steve. Steve was a member of the Knights of Columbus and will be remembered as a mm an of faith and deduction.
Rest in Peace Brother Steve. Steve was a member of the Knights of Columbus and will be remembered as a man of faith and deduction.