Born: August 6, 1884, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Died: December 20, 1945, Glendale, California.
Buried: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California.
Steinel graduated from Washington Missionary College (now Washington Adventist University, Takoma Park, Maryland) in 1915. While there, he married singer Helen Morse in 1913.
After graduation, he w as principal at South Lancaster Academy for a year, then he and Helen moved to the Philippines, where he helped found the Philippine Seventh-day Adventist Academy (now Adventist University of the Philippines), in 1917.
The Steinels returned to America in 1922, and Irving graduated from Emmanuel Missionary College, precursor to Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, in 1923. He is remembered as the author of the school song there.
For a while, he played the organ for H. M. S. Richards’
Voice of Prophecy radio program, and he taught piano and voice in Glendale, California.
If you know where to get a good photo of Steinel (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?