Patricia Ann Steppig, nee Dunham, 79, of Waterloo, IL, born February 2, 1938, died peacefully on March 2, 2017. She was supported and surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Pat was raised in East St. Louis, attended St. Phillip's Grade School, and was a graduate of the Academy of Notre Dame in Belleville. Her early career began at Southwestern Bell; subsequently, she worked for AT&T. She began a long-lasting, 32-year position with Harrisonville Telephone Company.
Retiring in 2003, Pat enjoyed the past thirteen years being involved in the lives of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Pat's family was an integral part of her life. Pat had the opportunity of reuniting with old girl friends from St. Cyril Parish over these past years.
She was survived by her children Robert Charles "Chuck" (Joann) Steppig, Kevin (Alison) Steppig, Beth (Randy) Timmons, Renee (Jerome) Gilbreth, Janet (Edward) Patton; 16 grandchildren Tera Steppig (Craig Cooke), Christopher Steppig, Nicholas Steppig (Mary Elizabeth Koziarski), Sarah Steppig, Emily (Jake) Riebeling, Abigail (Adam) Castillo, Christine Birkner, Jeffrey (Sarah) Birkner, Cari Birkner (Eric Hartman), Laura Gilbreth, Adam Gilbreth, Alicia Patton (Kyle Milone), Zachery Berghoefer (Haley Barlow), Austin Patton, Nick (Kayla) Timmons, Brianne Timmons; eight great-grandchildren Brooke & Elise Birkner, Lane, Cruze, & Bentley Riebeling, Sophia Spencer, Kinsley Timmons, Finley Maher; brother Robert K. Dunham of Houston, TX. Pat leaves behind nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Steppig; her parents Robert & Virginia (nee Playter) Dunham; father-in-law and mother-in-law Henry & Florence Steppig. Sisters and brothers-in-law Vernie & Marguerite Steppig, Eugene & Grace Steppig, Dorothy Eggers, and Joyce Dunham.
The family wishes to extend its sincere gratitude to the staff at Oak Hill in Waterloo and to the staff at Fresenius Medical Center for the wonderful care of our mother.
Pat was a member of SS Peter & Paul Parish in Waterloo. She supported many organizations and activities.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Hospice of Southern Illinois
Gibault Catholic High School
3 PM to 7 PM Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Quernheim Funeral Home
5 PM Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Deacon Robert Dunham (Pat's brother) officiating