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 Joanne Steinberger

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Joanne Steinberger

  • Birth 29 Jul 1926 Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 7 Jan 1990 Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Milikokia Lake, Gould City, MI
  • Memorial ID 96458116


Thank You for coming by and visiting my dear Aunt Joanne. Your visit is so appreciated by our family. God Bless.


༻✿ Joanne Steinberger was the daughter of Ralph and Alice Steinberger, born on July 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 Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. After she finished nursing school she became employed at the VA Hospital in Dayton, 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. 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 January 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.


1) Constance Steinberger Bair, member of Daughters of the American Revolution,
2) Alice Powell Steinberger,
3) Meriel Steinberger Sterling,
4 John "Jack" William Steinberger,
5) Ralph E. Steinberger,
6) Mary L. Sterling

A special THANK YOU to Hans. ♥Jღ for adding the lovely photos of my Aunt Joanne. 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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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joanne Steinberger (29 Jul 1926–7 Jan 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96458116, ; Maintained by Little✿Birdஐ (contributor 47815131) Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Milikokia Lake, Gould City, MI.