Julia R. Steinke, 95 of Eau Claire passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Dove Healthcare-West.
Julia and her twin sister, June were born on January 17, 1922 to John and Ella (Conrad) Lane on the family farm in the town of Seymour, Wisconsin. They were so tiny at birth that they were placed in the warming oven of the old cook stove. Julia was baptized on February 3, 1922 and later confirmed on September 6, 1936. She married Marvin Steinke on August 16, 1942 at Zion Lutheran Church. Together they owned Karmel Korn, a business in downtown Eau Claire. After retirement, Marvin and Julia spent their winters in Las Vegas as well as traveling to various other countries. Julia enjoyed playing cards, fishing, embroidery, bowling and gardening. At 50 years of age, she learned how to water ski. Julia was a very religious person and was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church for over 70 years.
Julia is survived by her children, Sylvia (Steve) House of Eau Claire, Jim (Sheri) Steinke of Plymouth, WI, and David Steinke of Hayward, WI; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Selma Lane; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Julia was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Steinke; children, John and Dennis Steinke; twin sister, June Aude; sisters, Leona Moldenhauer, Margaret Drehmel, Viola Wiese, and Caroline Krumenauer; and brothers, Gordon, Henry, and Reinholdt Lane.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Funeral services will be on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 11:00 am at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 601 Fall Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703, with Pastor Carlton Kangas officiating. Visitation will be an hour prior to the services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be at 2:00 pm at Trinity Cemetery in Fall Creek, WI. Friends and family may leave online condolences at www.smithfuneralec.com.