Eleanor Steinfeldt, age 88, of Ridgeway, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013, at Valley View Healthcare and Rehab in Houston. She was born on March 31, 1925, to Fred and Minnie Unnasch in Houston County. She married Edward Steinfeldt on November 22, 1941. They farmed near Ridgeway all their lives.
Eleanor was a housewife and helped with all the farm work. She and her husband enjoyed dancing at the Witoka Hall. She was also active in the ladies aid of Grace Lutheran Church in Ridgeway. She loved to embroider dish towels. She also loved when her great-grandchildren would come to the farm to visit. Eleanor enjoyed rides on the Gator with her husband and taking her grandchildren on rides as well.
She is survived by her daughter, Joyce (Lyle) Fritz of Winona and their children, Lisa (Mark) Johnson of Monticello and Mark (Christie) Fritz of Ranchester, Wyoming; son, Robert Steinfeldt of Winona and his children, Shannon (Heath) Dienger and Kari (James) Remlinger of Winona; son, Fred Steinfeldt of Winona and his children, Bridget (Richard “Butch”) Bauer, Brandy Steinfeldt, Mike (Michele) Steinfeldt, all of Winona; great-grandchildren, Halle and Macy Remlinger, Samantha Jo, Ricky, Kolby and Karlie Bauer, Abigail Julia, Lauren and Haylee Steinfeldt, Jaren Fritz, Brody Weinmann and Emilyn Dienger; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Unnasch of Houston and Mardell Unnasch of La Crosse; and many nieces and nephews.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, sisters, Harriett Papenfuss, Dorothy Kinstler, Marion Paulson, Mildred Erdmann and Geraldine Steinfeldt; brothers, Alfred and Arden Unnasch.
Funeral Service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, November 23, at Grace Lutheran Church in Ridgeway, with the Reverend Anthony Straseske officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Pickwick Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church.
Eleanor’s family would like to express a big thank you to Valley View Healthcare and Rehab in Houston for the great care and also the hospice nurses and chaplain from Gundersen Health Systems.
Please share a memory of Eleanor and sign her online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com.