Maxine Rose Steinberg, 83, St. Ansgar, Iowa

Published 10:29 am Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Maxine Rose Steinberg, 83, passed away on Aug. 17, 2012, at her home in St Ansgar, Iowa.

Maxine R. Steinberg

Maxine was born on Feb. 7, 1929, near Carpenter, Iowa. She was the first born child of William and Dorothy (Kirchgatter) Greiner. She grew up on various farms in both Mitchell and Worth County. She eventually graduated from Grafton High School in 1947. After graduating she worked in Wisconsin and in 1952 she married Sanford Nelson, who was in the service stationed on the east and west coast. Sanford died in 1956. Maxine then moved back to the Mitchell county area and worked as a telephone operator and housekeeper where she met her husband Edwin Steinberg. They married on June 7, 1958. To this union one son, David, was born.

They made their home in rural St Ansgar farming until their retirement in 1983, they moved to St Ansgar. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2008. Edwin passed away in 2009. Maxine thoroughly enjoyed her family, spending time with them and attending their events. She was also blessed with her loving church family at Immanuel Lutheran, attending quilting and Bible class. She always looked forward to playing cards both with her Thursday card club and with her family.

Email newsletter signup

Surviving family members include David (Elaine) Steinberg, St. Ansgar; stepson Frederick (Karen) Steinberg, St. Ansgar; stepdaughter Carol (Lellen) Jones, of Covington, Ga.; grandchildren Jessica (Wade) Machin, Jeremiah, Joshua, Jackson Steinberg; stepgrandchildren Brian (Tori) Steinberg, Bruce (Meagan) Steinberg, Steven (Toby) Jones, Jason (Rosemary) Jones; step-great-grandchildren Gregory, Kayley, Riley, Chistopher, Haley, Madison, Alianna, Noah; one brother, Ellsworth Greiner of Mason City, Iowa; one sister, Vanita Wilson of Mason City; and many nieces and nephews.

Maxine was preceeded in death by her first husband, Sanford, and second husband, Edwin.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in St Ansgar with the Rev. Dr. Bryon Northwick officiating. Burial will be held at St John’s Cemetery in Rock Township. Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Schroeder and Sites funeral home in St Ansgar, Iowa. Contact the funeral home at 641-713-4920 or