July 23, 2013


Jean (Negless) Steinbach, 85, of Carroll, died Saturday, July 20, 2013.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll, with Father Timothy Johnson officiating.

Visitation will be prior to Mass beginning at 9 a.m. A luncheon will follow at the Greteman Center. Burial will be at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Danbury, Iowa.

Christensen-Huffman Funeral Homes of Ida Grove is in charge of arrangements.

Jean was born July 24, 1927, to Frank and Amanda (Schumacher) Negless in Grand Meadows, Iowa, the ninth of 10 children. She married Delbert Steinbach on Sept. 17, 1945. Their marriage was blessed with six children - Audrey, Roger, Gale, Andy, Deb and Trish.

She was homemaker all of her life. She was a real nature lover which included gardening and the study of flowers, shrubs and trees, watching and knowing the names of all birds. She also enjoyed crafts and crocheting. Jean was a Fatima enthusiast. Her faith and family were her whole life.

She is survived by two sons, Roger and Gale; two daughters, Deb and Trish (Ben) Tanner; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Steinbach; a son-in-law, Vincent Kuhlman; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister and prayerful friend, Lorraine Horstman; a brother, Gaylen (Rita) Negless; a sister, Darlene (Alvin) Segebart; and a host of relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Delbert; son Andy; daughter Audrey; and infant great-granddaughter Hope.