Marjory A. ‘Margie’ Steinbauer, 95Published 4:58pm Sunday, June 16, 2013
Born: Nov. 6, 1917
Died: June 14, 2013
Marjory A. “Margie” Steinbauer, 95, of South Saint Joseph Avenue, Niles, died on Friday, June 14, 2013, at West Woods of Niles. She was born Nov. 6, 1917, in Buchanan to Fred and Louise (Sherwood) Kell and lived in the Berrien Springs and Buchanan area. On Feb. 19, 1940, she married Charles “Charlie” Steinbauer, and
they moved into the house on Saint Joseph Avenue that Charlie’s father built. Charlie preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1984, but Margie continued to live in that home for more than 70 years.
Margie was employed by Simplicity Pattern Company in Niles and worked for Michigan Bell. In April of 1947, their son was born, and she decided to become a full-time homemaker, wife and mother. Margie was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Niles. She loved her family and caring for children.
Margie is survived by her stepson, David L. (and Karen) Steinbauer of McKinney, Texas; several step-grandchildren, step-great- & step-great-great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and dear family friend, Jo Ann Raatz, of Niles.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie; son, Edwin Steinbauer; stepson, Carl “Ted” Steinbauer; four brothers; and one sister.
The family will gather privately for services. Interment will be at Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles.
Donations in memory of Margie may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church.
The Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles, is assisting with arrangements.