November 18, 2013


Marjorie "Marge" Steinkamp, 84, of Wall Lake, Iowa, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City, Iowa.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wall Lake. Burial will be at the Wall Lake Cemetery under the direction of Farber & Otteman Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wall Lake with a rosary at 4:30 p.m. and vigil service at 7 p.m. at the church.

Marjorie Ann Wittrock was born May 10, 1929, in Hartington, Neb., a daughter of Charles and Francis (Roth) Wittrock. She attended elementary school at Holy Angels in Roselle, Iowa, and graduated from St. Angela Academy in Carroll, Iowa, in 1947.

On April 19, 1949, Marge married Edward Steinkamp at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Roselle. This union was blessed with 10 children: Larry, Kenny, David, Tom, Bob, Randy, Rick, Marilyn, Mary Lou and Ronald.

Marge was a devoted wife and mother, whose priority was caring for her family and providing a loving and comfortable home. She loved to cook, play cards, tend her garden, work on embroidery projects, and making many wonderful gifts for her family. She especially loved to play with her grandchildren and have family gatherings with her brothers and sisters.

Marge is survived by her husband of 64 years, Edward; her children: Larry (Peggy) Steinkamp of Lake View and their children: Chad, Chris and Carin Bejarno; Kenny (Janet) Steinkamp of Auburn and their children: Jeff, Erin Baumann, Lindsay Kavanaugh and Greg; Tom (Cindy) Steinkamp of Spencer and their children: Tyler, Cody and Ryan; Bob (Kim) Steinkamp of Primghar and their children: Justin and Rachel; Randy (Lynette) Steinkamp of Fort Dodge and their daughter Rylie; Rick (Sara) Steinkamp of Wall Lake and their children: Austin, Brittany and Carissa; and Marilyn (Michael) Kuchar of La Plata, Md., and their children: Cassie and Alex; 11 great-grandchildren; her sisters: Dorothy Berger of Lohrville and Velma Tigges of Carroll; brothers: Charles Wittrock of Carroll, Clarence (Catherine) Wittrock of Carroll, Ron (Jannette) Wittrock of Anita, and Merlie Wittrock of Carroll; many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents: sons: Ronald and David; daughter Mary Lou Halbur; brothers: Alfred and Jerry Wittrock; brothers-in-law: Alvin Berger, Walt Tigges, Paul Steinkamp and Norbert Potthoff; sister-in-law Irma Potthoff; and grandchildren: Kyle Halbur and Nicholas Steinkamp.