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Mary Jane Francis (Meyer) Steger

November 7, 1928 ~ January 7, 2018 (age 89)

         

         

            Mary Jane  Francis (Meyer) Steger, age 89, of Elkport, IA, died peacefully Sunday, January 7, 2018, at the Central Community Hospital in Elkader surrounded by her family.  She was born on November 7, 1928, in Dyersville IA, the daughter of Leo and Loretta (Weber) Meyer.

            Mary Jane attended St. Francis Xavier Catholic School and was later united in marriage with Harold Steger on August 30, 1949 at St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville.  This union blessed the couple with 15 children.  Together Harold and Mary Jane lived in Cascade for about a year before beginning farming near Earlville in 1952.  After 10 years they moved north of Manchester where they farmed until 1976.  They later moved to Littleport Iowa and farmed there until they retired from farming in 1994.  They moved to Elkport where Mary Jane resided until her death. Mary Jane enjoyed gardening, photography, quilting, baking, fishing and sewing.  Most of all, she enjoyed being a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother.  Mary Jane was strong in her beliefs and family and faith meant everything to her.

            Mary Jane is survived by her husband of 68 years Harold Steger; children Mary Lou (John) Robinson, Linda (Al) Bestler, Gary (Karon) Steger, Jim (Joan) Steger, Steve (Pam) Steger, Tom (Connie) Steger, Bonnie Steger, Mike (Beth) Steger, Lori (Victor) Pugh, Loras (Lisa) Steger, Deb (Roger) Worm, Alan (Amy) Steger, Don Steger, Dave (Tracey) Steger, and Amy (Keith) Gaul; 58 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; siblings Betty (Stanley) McLane, Jim (Sheila) Meyer, Joyce (Ron) Drey, Ken (Kathy) Meyer, Janice (Ron) Alfred; in laws, Don (Margie) Deshaw, Jo Steger, Pat Meyer, Dorothy Meyer, Helen Meyer and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

            Mary was preceded in death by her parents; sister Ann Meyer in infancy; 3 brothers, Don, Loras & Richard Meyer. 


 Service Information

Visitation
Wednesday
January 10, 2018

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Crematory Services
001 South Industrial Park Rd
Garnavillo, IA 52049-0035

Visitation
Thursday
January 11, 2018

9:00 AM to 9:55 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
204 W. Oak
Garnavillo, IA 52049

Funeral Mass
Thursday
January 11, 2018

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
204 W. Oak
Garnavillo, IA 52049

Graveside Service
Thursday
January 11, 2018

1:30 PM
Sacred Heart Cemetery Littleport, IA
Fox Ave
Littleport, IA 52042


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