The funeral service for Grace Steinkraus, formerly of Wadena, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014, at the St. John Lutheran Church in Wadena, with Pastor Stephen Meltzer officiating. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Grace passed away on July 1, 2014, at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples, MN.
Grace was born to Adolph and Adda (Warrick) Hillig on May 28, 1917 in Maxwell Township, Lac Qui Parle County, MN. She preferred to stay at home helping her mother than to study at school. Grace married Robert Herman Steinkraus on February 18, 1941, in Sebeka. As a homemaker her days were filled with the tasks of lovingly caring for her family. She was talented as a seamstress, and kept a bountiful garden. When the opportunity arose, Grace loved to go dancing. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary.
Grace was preceded in death by her husband Robert on August 25, 1988; parents Adolph and Adda; along with her siblings Carl, Ralph and Glenn Hillig, Caroline Steinkraus and Alma Steinkraus Skalisky; along with special friend Gerald Sweeney.
She is survived by her children Cedric (Darlene) of Staples, MN, Eugene (Sharon) of Corsicana, TX, and Rania Neels of Dilworth, MN; 9 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren & 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Honorary and serving pallbearers will be Wayne Steinkraus, Cindy Farrell, Laura Steinkraus, Loren Steinkraus, Chris Neels, Troy Steinkraus, Jessica Erickson, Dalyce Neels and Angie Hall.
Burial will be in Wadena Cemetery.
Arrangements are with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes in Wadena. (www.SchullerFamilyFH.com)