Grace L. Steinberger, 96, Kenmare, formerly of Minot, passed away Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at the Kenmare Community Hospital.
Grace Lillian Hamel was born June 10, 1913, the daughter of Frank and Eda (Piquette) Hamel, at Mohall. She was raised and educated in Mohall, and graduated from Maxbass High School.
Grace married Lawrence V. Steinberger on June 10, 1933, at Kenmare. Together they farmed at the Steinberger home place near Donnybrook. While her children attended school at St. Agnes Catholic School, the family resided in Kenmare. In 1962, they retired from farming and moved to rural Minot. In 1997, they moved into Edgewood Vista in Minot. Lawrence passed away Aug. 22, 1999. Following her husband's death, Grace continued to reside in Minot until December 2008, when she moved to the Kenmare Community Hospital.
She was a member of the following organizations: White Ash Homemakers, Confraternity of Christian Mothers, St. John and Our Lady of Grace Catholic Churches, St. Anthony Altar Society, St. Agnes Altar Society, St. Anthony Choir and St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary.
Her loving family includes: daughter and son-in-law, Maureen and Jerome Munch, Kenmare; sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Mary (Scheiber) Steinberger, Union City, Calif., John and Barbara (Klose) Steinberger, Fullerton, Calif., Steven and Ellen (Renshaw) Steinberger, Wheat Ridge, Colo., and Larry and Linda (Hall) Steinberger, Burnsville, Minn.; three granddaughters, Tina Wolverton, Aimee Wheeling, and Kim Steinberger, 10 grandsons, Paul Munch, Dennis Munch, Dave Munch, Patrick Steinberger, Alan Steinberger, David Steinberger, Gary Steinberger, Michael Steinberger, Robert Steinberger and Kyle Steinberger; great-grandchildren, Kiley Munch, Alyson Munch, Courtney Munch, Colin Munch, Sidney Wheeling, Jordan Wheeling, Austin Noguera, Trevor Noguera, Travis Steinberger and Logan Steinberger. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Grace was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence V. Steinberger; two granddaughters, Laurie and Mary Jo Munch; sisters, Gladys Grady, Frances O'Fallon Ramsdell and Betty Welch; and brothers, George, Louie and Raymond.
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Agnes Catholic Church, Kenmare.
Interment: Saturday at 1:15 p.m. in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery, Donnybrook.
Visitation: Friday, Nov. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m., in St. Agnes Catholic Church, Kenmare.
Vigil prayer service: Friday at 7 p.m. in St. Agnes Catholic Church, Kenmare.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to any of the following organizations: Bishop Ryan High School, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Maryknoll, N.Y., or a charity of the donor's choice.
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