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Steven T. Sosnoski

September 14, 1949 — November 12, 2021

Steven (Steve) T. Sosnoski, age 72, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday, November 12, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Oshkosh on September 14, 1949, to the late Carl and June (Sheppard) Sosnoski. Steven was united in marriage to Sherry Clark on August 30, 1969, at Peace Lutheran Church in Oshkosh.

Steve was co-founder of Cinders Charcoal Grill which he worked and built up over the last 40 years along with his wife and children. No one worked harder than Steve! He taught his children how to have a great work ethic and would give his last dollar or ounce of energy to provide for his family. He loved all of his customers greatly and loved to talk with them, banter and joke with his one-of-a-kind laugh. He was very sympathetic to the elderly and would jump out of his seat to get the door for anyone he saw that might need help. You could catch him playing Santa and visiting nursing homes on Christmas and passing out roses on Mother's Day.

Along with his brothers, he owned Players Pizza and Pub (Oshkosh), Cleo’s Brown Beam Tavern (Appleton) and the popular EAA week destination, SOS Bros. Beer Tent. In 1981 Steve knocked on a neighbor’s door next to the airport and asked if he and his brothers could rent their front yard. 40 years later it grew to what it is today. Steve could be found every day in the kitchen making sure everything got out as fast as possible. You could hear him saying, “You got that cheeseburger? How’s that steak coming?” Steve wouldn’t close down until the last brat was sold. SOS Bros. was one of his favorite times of the year.
Although his free time was few, he loved to go hunting with his brothers, having a good alfredo or dumpling dinner, and bringing home fun gifts for the grandkids.

Steve continued to work throughout all his treatments. He battled and fought with everything he had against his cancer making us all so proud of his will and spirit, something that many know he had so much of. His family was always by his side, and nothing put a smile on his face like when he saw his grandkids! He loved them dearly and we know he wanted nothing more than to stay so he could watch them grow. His family feels blessed to have been able to have him live out his last days at home and that he no longer has to feel pain on earth but is now flying high with the angels. We will forever have you in our hearts Steve - husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, friend – until we meet again.

Steve is lovingly survived by his wife, Sherry Sosnoski; three children: Lisa (Todd Wranosky) Sosnoski, Jessica (Kory) Carr, Justin Sosnoski; two grandchildren: Jacob Wranosky, Jaxon Sosnoski; eight siblings: Carl (Carla Nigl) Sosnoski, Linda (Bill) LeMieux, Janice Huser, Dean (Paula) Sosnoski, Christine (Russell) Schlichting, Allan Sosnoski, Rosalie (Steve) Lichtwald, Thomas (AnnaMarie) Sosnoski; aunt: Edith Stepanski; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The family would like to give thanks to everyone who helped us with Steve’s care including extended family and friends, the doctors and nurses at Froedtert Hospital, Theda Cancer Center and Mercy Medical Center. We’d like to give a special thank you to Kelli Abell for all the care and compassion that she gave to Steve, he considered her to be an additional daughter. She was a rock for the whole family, and we cannot thank her enough for helping to bring comfort and peace to Steve in his final days. She is truly an angel on earth.

A funeral service for Steve will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home, 100 Lake Pointe Drive, Oshkosh. Visitation will take place at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:00 pm until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

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Saturday, December 4, 2021

12:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes - Westside

100 Lake Pointe Drive, Oshkosh, WI 54904

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Service

Saturday, December 4, 2021

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes - Westside

100 Lake Pointe Drive, Oshkosh, WI 54904

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