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Charlotte M. Steinke

Charlotte M. Steinke

Charlotte M. Steinke, age 80 of Menomonie, died unexpectedly on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

Charlotte was born September 2, 1940.  She was the daughter of Edgar and Margaret (Gruber) Thoeny.  Charlotte grew up in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1958.  Charlotte married Robert A. Steinke on November 8, 1958 in Menomonie.  After marriage they made their home in Menomonie and raised their family.  They recently celebrated their 62nd anniversary together.

Over the years, Charlotte enjoyed quilting, traveling, playing cards, cheering for the Packers and spending time with her family.  She was an active member of the Women of the Moose Lodge 1584 and a long-time member of Peace Lutheran Church. She will be remembered for her witty humor, devotion to her family, amazing memory, and her lucky hand in cards.

Charlotte will be greatly missed by her loving husband, Robert; her children, Cindy (Tim) Holahan of Waukesha; Tom (Lisa) of Stillwater, MN; four grandchildren, Erin Holahan, Casey Holahan, Mark Steinke, Steve (Katie) Steinke; sisters, Chrys (Jim) Lyon, Barb Lambert.

She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Marion Smith and a brother, Roger Thoeny.

Due to the current environment, private family services will be held at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Rev. Bob Friese officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery immediately preceding the service.

In lieu of flowers please send donation to Peace Lutheran Church of Menomonie, WI



  1. Kristiebugs

    So sorry to hear this. I had been thinking of her lately. She was a lovely woman. My condolences to you and your family ????

  2. Judy Key

    So very sorry for you loss. My sympathies to you and your family.

  3. Zella Stansbury Van Offeren

    I met Charlotte when we were activated to Fort Lewis, WA. We spent slot of fun times together. I still think of her with fond memories . My sympathy to you Bob and your family

  4. Karen Kundy

    so sorry for your loss, Bob. Prayers and thoughts with you and may good memories help you get through the days ahead

  5. Elizabeth Kirschbaum

    I will miss Charlotte coming in every Friday to get her hair done. I always looked forward to seeing her and Bob. She was such a sweetheart. We always had so much fun and we were always laughing. My heart goes out to the family, she was such a wonderful person.

  6. Tom and Deb Sinz

    So sorry to hear of Charlotte's passing. She loved playing cards and we always had a great time together. Thinking of you Bob....prayers to you and your family.

  7. Chrys LYON

    You are missed sister. Love to your family

  8. Roxanne Ellis

    I couldn't of made it through my college years without Charlotte. We had so many great times. Lots of card playing! I remember Thoeny pudding and the fact that Charlotte actually liked it. Remember the times I would stand under the window to see if you talked about me after I left. LOL. She did have a great sense of humor and fun to be around. Even though when I moved to Sioux City, she wouldn't let me come back. and Bob pulled a dine and dash scenioro by unpacking me and leaving me there. LOL
    Take care guys. Lots of love and hugs.

  9. Diane Gerth

    so sorry to read of Charlotte's passing. My prayers to the family. She was a super person to know and visit with.

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