|Birth: ||Jul. 29, 1926|
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 1990|
🌹Joanne Steinberger was the daughter of Ralph and Alice Steinberger, born on 7/29/1926 at home on Kenton Street in Springfield, Ohio. Alice tripped and fell, causing her to go into premature labor. Her father delivered her, and her Grandma Cora wrapped her in blankets, placed her in a shoe box, and then placed her in the open warmer of the stove to keep Joanne warm and alive, as she was premature. Joanne thrived and grew strong under the loving care of her parents. She had the most beautiful, ethereal blue eyes.
Growing up Aunt Joanne had a tender heart. The neighbors had a piglet which was the runt of the litter. The mother had rolled over on the piglet and put out one of her eyes, so they were going to put her down. Aunt Joanne asked if she could have the piglet and they said yes, and she cried over the piglet all the way home. Her parents let her keep the piglet and Aunt Joanne called her Oof-Oof Peg because she would go,"Oof-oof," as she followed Aunt Joanne around everywhere she went when she was home.
As soon as Aunt Joanne graduated from high school she began studying nursing at the Good Samaritain Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. After she finished nursing school she became employed at the VA Hospital in Dayto, Ohio during WWII, and continued in service there through the Korean war. In the late 1950's she was diagnosed with an inflammation of the lungs and told to move to a dryer climate, so she moved to Houston, Texas. There she worked in the VA hospital and became well established in the Houston community and eventually joined the Daughters of the American Revolution (or DAR). Aunt Joanne was married 3 times, each ending in divorce. As tender hearted as she was Aunt Joanne just wasn't successful in her marriages.
In the fall of 1975, several years after her father's death, her mother came to live with her. Together they enjoyed entertaining and the arts. What the family didn't know was that Aunt Joanne in a sense was living a secret life. She had mismanaged her finances and was living well out of her means. With bankruptcy and other problems looming over her she began arranging to sell some of her art collection. It all just became too overwhelming for her and on 1/7/1990 she committed suicide at home. She never discussed any of her problems with the family and carried the burden with her to her grave.
Aunt Joanne is loved and missed by many. We mourn the loss of her and we mourn for the possibility of what might have been had she made the right decisions. May she now rest in the peace and love of God.
A special THANK YOU to Hans. ♥Jღ for adding the lovely photo of my Aunt Joanne. The kindness of Hans Jende will always be appreciated and remembered. God bless.
A special THANK YOU to Maja for sponsoring my Aunt Joanne's memorial. Her kindness will always be remembered. God bless.
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Ralph Irvin Steinberger (1905 - 1973)
Alice R Powell Steinberger (1903 - 1992)
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Milikokia Lake, Gould City, MI
Created by: Mary♥Lee
Record added: Sep 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96458116
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