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Anita Steger, 89, Mayville

November 20, 2018

Anita Armella (Neumeyer) Steger peacefully passed away Nov. 18, 2018, having recently celebrated her 89th birthday on Oct. 20 surrounded by family and friends.

As a young woman, Anita worked for many years at Purity Cheese and then later as a cafeteria food service worker for the Mayville School District from which she retired. Anita was never happier than when working in her yard, whether she was admiring flowers in her garden, looking for butterflies, taking care of the birds or stabbing dandelions. She enjoyed getting together with the “girls” on Monday nights to play cards and in years past going to flea markets and rummage sales always searching for that special “find.” Anita was a great storyteller looking at photos and remembering every minute detail. She loved to take drives in the countryside after having lunch with friends and family culminating with a bowl of black cherry ice cream. Anita was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Parish in Mayville.

Anita will be missed by her children, Michael (Jane) Steger of Campbellsport, Margo Francis of Cary, North Carolina, and Mitchell Steger of Mayville; two grandchildren, Daniel Steger and Riley Francis; her sister, Mary (Bob) Spiering; sisters-in-law, Susan Neumeyer and Betty Steger; brother-in-law, Gerald Beck; and her many dear nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and her best friend, Laurie Miller.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Merle Steger; her parents, Adolph and Regina (Rohlinger) Neumeyer; her in-laws, Lawrence and Loretta Steger; her sister, Arlene Beck; her brothers, Vernon and Jerome Neumeyer; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lawrence (Sonny) and Lucille Steger, Clarence Steger, and Betty and Carl Bandle.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Nov. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville with another visitation that will be held Monday, Nov. 26, from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mayville with a Mass of Christian burial to immediately follow at 11 a.m. The burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

The family thanks the staff of Matthews Senior Living in Horicon and Agnesian Health Care Hospice of Fond du Lac for the loving care of their mother.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to St. Mary’s Parish of Mayville, the Ronald McDonald House of Madison or an organization of your choosing.

Her spirit lives on and when you see a butterfly, you can remember Anita.

Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family. To make an online condolence or for more information visit KoepsellFH.com.

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