Mary Steinhauer, 60, Albert Lea

Published 9:02 am Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Funeral services for Mary Christina Steinhauer of Albert Lea will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the United Lutheran Church in Walters. The Rev. Don Rose will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bonnerup Funeral Service and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Rice Lake Cemetery, rural Walters.


Mary died Sunday evening, Feb. 13, 2011, at her home in Albert Lea. She was 60 years of age.

Mary was born April 25, 1950, in Lewistown, Pa., the daughter of George and Enid (Detwiler) Henry. She was a graduate of Kishacoquillas High School in Reedsville, Pa., and the Chambersburg Area Practical Nursing Program in Chambersburg, Pa.

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Mary worked as a clinical nurse in the Bellville Medical Center in Pennsylvania before moving to Albert Lea in 1983. She worked for Thorne Crest South as activities director until their closing, and then as a clinical nurse with the Albert Lea Medical Center for six years.

On June 4, 1992, she was united in marriage to Marvin W. Steinhauer. Mary was a member of the United Lutheran Church in Walters, the Albert Lea Elks Club and the Eagles Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Statewide Association of Activity Professionals.

Mary enjoyed quilting, flower gardening and spending time with the grandkids.

Mary received the Viola Cook Award for Outstanding Achievement in Geriatric Nursing and was a nominee for the 2008 Mae Berry Award with the Albert Lea Medical Center.

She is survived by her husband, Marvin, of Albert Lea; stepchildren: Larry (Jean) Steinhauer of Wells, Ruth Ann (Arlowe) Haugen of Lakeville and Randy (Monica) Steinhauer of Walters; step-grandchildren include: Kevin (Allison) Steinhauer, Tim Steinhauer, Lee Steinhauer, Dan (Danielle) Steinhauer, Amy Steinhauer, Lonnie (Jill) Steinhauer, Ann (Jeff) Olson, Brent Haugen, Brandon Haugen and Lexi Haugen. There are 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, George Henry of Wittmund, Germany; sister, Ruth Ann Thompson of Ephrata, Pa.; and nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Elizabeth Aumiller.