Verjean “Jean” M. Steiner, 83, Wausau, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at her home, under the care of Compassus Hospice.
She was born October 17, 1937 in Edgar, daughter of the late Bernard and Elizabeth (Sterzinger) Dahlke. Verjean grew up in Edgar and then moved to Milwaukee, where she worked as a bookkeeper for the Mobil Oil Company for 12 years. Verjean met the love of her life, Thomas “Tom” Steiner and they were united in marriage on May 18, 1968 at St. John Catholic Church, Edgar.
She was a longtime member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Wausau and a member of the National Catholic Society of Foresters. Among her favorite pastimes, she enjoyed listening to polka music, singing, dancing, fishing (especially walleye fishing), driving her children and their friends on many school field trips prior to seat belt laws, decorating for holidays, making “rock” salad for her grandchildren and going to rummage sales. Jean was a great cook and baker, and her husband Tom never went to work without a piece of homemade pie in his lunch box. Her and her family spent many days at their cottage in Tomahawk where everyone was welcome and well fed.
A major part of Verjean’s life was taking care of her Great Aunt Barbara Hagelschur. She put over 100,000 miles on her car going back and forth to Marshfield and enjoyed every minute of her time spent with her Aunt.
Survivors include, her husband, Tom; two children, Lisa (David) Koch and Alan (Kristina) Steiner, both of Wausau; four grandchildren, Austin, Kaitlin, Jake and Lily; three sisters, Mary (Tom) Stack, Barbie (Romie) Schoenfuss and Jeanette Schoenherr, all of Stratford; one sister-in-law, Marie Dahlke, Colby; one brother-in-law, Henry (Betty) Steiner, Stratford; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Bernard Dahlke; one sister, Dorothy (Frankie) Betzner; and one brother-in-law, Teddy Schoenherr.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wausau. Rev. Msgr. Mark Pierce will preside. Entombment will be in the Garden of Eternal Rest Mausoleum, Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Visitation will be on Monday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau and again on Tuesday from Noon until time of services at the church. There will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. Social distancing will be observed and face masks are required to attend.
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