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Genevieve Steege

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Genevieve Steege age 93 of Fredericksburg, IA, died Monday, December 3, 2018, at New Hampton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Peace United Church of Christ in Fredericksburg with Rev. Jim Reid officiating. Interment will be held in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg with Eric Fay, Nicholas Davis, Gavin Steege, Collin Steege, Nathan Steege, Jamison Steege, and Chad Brandenburg serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Michelle Schneider, Wendi Shaffer, Jennifer Axtman, Haley Harrison, Amy Victor, Sara Strottman and Lisa Johnston. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2018, at Hugeback - Johnson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Genevieve Rose Steege was born April 21, 1925, on the family farm near Jerico, IA, the daughter of Michael and Mary (Fitzgerald) Weigel. She attended country school in Jerico and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1943. Genevieve began working for a clothing store in New Hampton and went on to work at Powell's variety store for a couple of years. One night she attended a dance at Lawler and met a young boy named Gerald Steege. The couple were married January 16, 1946, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. To this union, five children were born. Initially, the couple rented several farms in the Fredericksburg area before settling on the Steege family farm, one mile south of Fredericksburg. Genevieve spent her time at home helping on the farm and taking care of her family. Sewing clothes, cooking, baking and tending to the house were a few of her many duties. After 33 years on the farm, the couple moved into Fredericksburg in 1979. Genevieve also enjoyed embroidery work, , camping, playing cards and Secret recipes now passed on to her children. She enjoyed time spent in her large garden. Violets were her favorite houseplants. Cardinals were her favorite bird, giving her much comfort. Genevieve's family was her life, and she spent as much time as possible with them. She loved attending her grandchildren's activities and always supported them. Genevieve is survived by one son, Brad (Linda) Steege of Fredericksburg; three daughters, Bonnie (Terry) Brandenburg of Fredericksburg, Brenda (Randy) Davis of Loveland, CO, Barbara (Jim) Fay of Waverly; fourteen grandchildren and thirty-one great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Delores Weigel of New Hampton. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald 2003; daughter, Karla Kay Steege in infancy; three sisters, Alvetta (Leo) Laures, Rita (Clarence) Throndson, and Eileen Anderson; three brothers, Gerald Weigel, Harold (Sally) Weigel, and Joe Weigel.

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  1. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Dena and Zac Palmer

  2. My favorite memories are when we would stop over for a visit on a Friday night or Sunday and we would get enough people together to play a few hands of Horse Thief! She loved it when she was able to set us all and we had to put in a quarter instead of a nickel and if it was your turn to deal it was fifty cents! I can hear her say oh did you get set too I’m sorry and then give a little chuckle! She was an awesome lady and will miss her! Say hi to Gerald and hope you play alot of Horse Thief together! Love you!

  3. So saddened by the death of Aunt Gen. She was such a special, caring person. She was always concerned about how everyone else felt. Miss the fun times at the farm. RIP…..give hugs to everyone we miss. The Weigel’s will be playing “horse thief” again.

  4. So sorry for your loss. She was the nicest lady. She always stopped to visit and ask how everyone was doing. I loved visiting with her. You have our deepest sympathies.

  5. My prayers and deepest condolences to Genevieve’s family. God’s blessings to each of you. Jan and Lance Manson

  6. Terrill “Terry” Ball
    I have such fond memories of your family! I greatly admired your mom and dad. Sending love and prayers!

  7. Our sincere sympathy to the Steege family-I have very fond memories of time spent at the Steege farm when we lived in the same neighborhood near Fredericksburg. May God’s peace surround you in the days ahead. Mike and Nancy(Gitch) Petersen

  8. Barb and family: So sorry to hear about your mother. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Linda & Leon Deutsch

  9. Our sympathy to Genevieve’s family. She was a true ray of sunshine 🌞Always a caring lady and she will be missed. Fly high beautiful angel!

  10. To Gen’ s family Our deepest sympathies at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with your families as you face the days ahead.

  11. We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
    Isaiah 25:8


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