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Alberta Steinberger 12/28/2012

Alberta “Tootie” Steinberger age 89 of New Richmond went to meet her Lord on Friday, December 28, 2012 surrounded by her family at the St. Croix Health Center.  She was born the daughter of Theodore and Anna (Schuette) Bunge on June 19, 1923 in rural New Richmond.  Alberta was a very loving mother.  She always thought of everyone else first before herself.  She enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren with all her heart.  She always made them special gifts such as quilts, ceramics and crocheted items.  Her special hobby was her owl collection which all her family contributed to.  She enjoyed traveling in the motor home especially with Chuck and Della Howe.  She loved the St. Croix Health Center’s entire staff and considered them family.  She was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and also a member of the American Legion Post 80 Auxiliary for 50+ years.  Alberta is survived by children, Dennis (Barbara) Steinberger of Chetek, WI, Sandra (James) Venhor , Susan (Thomas) Lorch and Debra (Scott) Mealey all of New Richmond; grandchildren, David Steinberger, Lynette (Kevin) Marshall, Stacie (Kevin) Jensen, Jacqueline Johnson, Mackenzie Venhor, Patrick (Nicole) Lorch, Jennifer (Travis) VandenBroeke, Matthew (Jodi) Mealey, Katie (Del) Deatherage; 18 great-grandchildren; 1 great great-grandchild; brother, Roy (Joyce) Bunge; many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Anna Bunge; husband, Leander Steinberger; brothers, Harold and Robert Bunge; sister, Ardella (Chuck) Howe; and great grandson, John Johnson, Jr.  A funeral service was held Monday, December 31, 2012 at 11:00 am at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in New Richmond.  Visitation was also Monday from 9-11 am at church.  Interment was in New Richmond Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

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