Services Tuesday for Former Nashville Lawyer

Former Nashville lawyer Bill Steltemeier died Friday (Feb. 15) at his home in Hanceville, Ala., after a long illness. He was 83. Steltemeier graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School and was co-founder of the firm Steltemeier & Westbrook, which specialized in bankruptcy and commercial law and still serves clients today. For more than 30 years, Steltemeier also worked to rehabilitate prisoners, co-founding a prison Junior Chamber of Commerce program, serving on the boards of several charities, and serving on a state board reviewing prison reform. After being ordained as a deacon, Steltemeier also served as the Catholic chaplain at the Tennessee State Prison for Men. He most recently was serving as chairman of the board of Eternal Word Television Network. A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville. Burial will take place at 2:30 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Nashville, the Tennessean reports.