Jean Eileen Steinkoenig, 86, of Lady Lake, FL, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2014, at Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care in Lady Lake. Jean was born September 26, 1927, in Merrill, Iowa. She lived in Sioux City, IA, Lake Preston and Rapid City, South Dakota. Jean and her husband retired to The Villages in Lady Lake, Florida, in 1991.
Jean married Eugene F. Steinkoenig in 1947 in LeMars, IA. She was a homemaker, and spent several years in hospital distribution while in Rapid City. Jean enjoyed playing cards, puzzles, and shopping. One of her greatest joys was interacting with her family.
Survivors include her spouse, Eugene, and four children; Jeanette Salverson (Richard Salverson) of Plainview, AR, Eddy Steinkoenig (Pamela Small Steinkoenig) of Fredericksburg, VA., Karen Rhoads of Buda, TX, and Daisy Vick (Keith Vick) of Rapid City, SD. She is survived by seven grandchildren; Keith Steinkoenig, Brian Steinkoenig, Eric Steinkoenig, Marcia Salverson, Elizabeth Hince, Scott Rhoads, Alan Collingwood, Kayla Collingwood; and 4 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Chester and Bertha (Wagner) Petit; siblings Ira Petit, Chester Petit, Robert Petit, Olive Sample, Violet Belin, Helen Stoneking, Lucille Holmquist, and Iva Amick.