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Caroline Steingrueber

Caroline Steingrueber, 100, of the Marian Manor in Glen Ullin, formerly of Hebron, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at the Marian Manor. Caroline's funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. CDT on Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at St. John Church, Hebron, with the Re...

Caroline Steingrueber, 100, of the Marian Manor in Glen Ullin, formerly of Hebron, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at the Marian Manor.

Caroline's funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. CDT on Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at St. John Church, Hebron, with the Rev. Gaylund Olson officiating.

Burial is in the St. John Cemetery, Hebron.

Visitation begins at 4 p.m. today at Spangelo Funeral Home, Hebron, with prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

Visitation continues one hour prior to services at the church.

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Caroline was born on April 3, 1907, on a ship coming to America, the daughter of Jacob and Caroline (Kirchman) Merkel. They settled in the Hazelton area, where she was raised and educated.

Her mother died young, and being the oldest she cared for her younger siblings.

Her father sent her to work in Hebron at the Culeman Store, where she met George Steingrueber.

They were married on Feb. 19, 1928, at St. John, Hebron.

Following marriage, they farmed for several years, then rented the farm and moved to Washington, where they owned a business.

In 1936, they returned to the farm near Hebron, which they operated until 1952, when they moved into town.

Caroline was a member of the St. John Church, the Women's Guild, the Lookout Homemakers for 30 some years and the Brick City Senior Citizens.

Caroline enjoyed visiting, quilting, crocheting, cards, sewing, baking and music.

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Caroline is survived by her son, Leo (Lorrain), Hebron; her daughter, Erma (Ray Klein), Hebron; eight grandchildren, Terry (Darlene) Steingrueber, Vicki (Keith) Sass, Scott (Sue) Steingrueber, Nancy Steingrueber, David (Connie) Klein, Jackie (Ryan) Lefor, Jocie Klein and Dale Klein; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; three step great-great grandchildren; and three half brothers, Herman and Art Merkel, both of Bismarck, and Louis Merkel, Rapid City, S.D.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant sons; her husband in October 1983; three brothers; three sisters; two half sisters; two step brothers; and one step sister.

(Spangelo Funeral Home, Hebron)

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