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Patricia Ann Steppig
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
So sorry to hear of your loss your mother.
She was a very special lady. My condolences to the Steppig family
Brian Smith Mar 18 2017 12:00 AM
Beth, We are so sorry for your loss. If we can do anything for you, just let us know. Ron and Pat Hurst.
Ron Hurst Mar 8 2017 12:00 AM
We are sorry to hear of your mom's passing. We send our condolence to the entire family and Patricias friends.
Dan and Anita Miller Mar 6 2017 12:00 AM
My deepest condolences in the loss of your beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Kyle had spoken of her and loved her character and tenacity. He told me she always said she,"hated cats because they were too sneaky!" This always made him laugh! I am sure she will be missed by all. Diann
Diann milone Mar 5 2017 12:00 AM
A TABLE BASKET was sent on March 4, 2017
With our sympathy, Moe and Dane Baumbach
Expression of Sympathy Mar 4 2017 12:00 AM
Bob Kirk: So sorry to see that Pat had passed. I have such fond memories of when we were all teenagers. My love and condolences to you and your families.
Johnnave Shore Handley Mar 4 2017 12:00 AM
Renee and family,
Truly sorry for your loss! It is always difficult to lose a loved one, but hopefully all the wonderful memories you have will always keep her present in your lives as you move forward.
Tom and Linda.
Tom and Linda Fuehne Mar 4 2017 12:00 AM
Dear Renee and Family,
I just read your mom's obit;
am sorry for your loss--
-When I see it raining in yours heart
Let me walk in the rain beside you
even though I do not have an umbrella.
Christ's peace be with you,
Your 2nd Grade Teacher:
Sr. Carolyn Schilling,ASC from Ruma
living in St. Louis
Sister Carolyn Schilling,ASC Mar 4 2017 12:00 AM
A RAY OF SUNSHINE was ordered on March 3, 2017
Expression of Sympathy Mar 3 2017 12:00 AM
A DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was ordered on March 3, 2017
Expression of Sympathy Mar 3 2017 12:00 AM