Minnie M. Steinhoff


Minnie M. Steinhoff, age 92 of Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, January 02, 2018, at Bria of Belleville in Belleville, IL.

She was born on Saturday, August 15, 1925, in Maiden, NC, the daughter of John and Lucy (nee Buff) Fredell.

She was a member of Towerview Baptist Church, Shiloh, IL; Former member-Garden Heights Baptist Church-Belleville, IL; Former member-First Baptist Church-Highland, IL.

Minnie was born on a farm near the town of Maiden, NC, in Catawa County. She graduated from Bellwood High School in North Carolina, in 1943. She moved to Cleveland county worked for Textile Mills and sang with the Paxton Band on weekends. She married Mr. Grayson, moved to Jacksonville, FL, in 1945, and worked at Federal Credit Clothiers and later at Sears and Roebuck. Mr. and Mrs. Grayson returned to NOrth Carolina and farmed for one season, then moved to Denver, CO. She re-married in 1950, and lived in Cape Girardeau, MO where she completed Practical Nursing Course from Chicago School of Nursing. They moved to St. Jacob, IL in 1953 and operated Al’s Surplus Store in Highland, IL and Al’s Utomotive Service on the St. Jacob/Marine Road until 1972. At that time she worked locally as a Home Care Nurse; Seamstress; Artist; Den Mother for Boy Scout Troup 61; Chairperson for Social Concerns Committee and Sunday School Teacher (1st graders through senior citizens) at First Baptist Church -Highland, IL from 1954 to 1973. She later worked at St. Jacob Nursing Home and Chastain’s of Highland. They moved to Belleville, IL in 1976, and received her Social Psychology/Business Management degree from Belleville Area College. She worked for Children and Family Services-Montior/Rehab/Care while taking night classes at Belleville Area College. Was employed by Addus Health Care, Inc. since 1982. She wrote and self published two books.

Survivors include:
Son – Paul H. (Mary) Steinhoff, Saint Louis, MO
Grandchild – Dara Steinhoff, Portland, OR
Grandchild – Nathanael Steinhoff, Saint Louis, MO
Grandchild – Jessie (Nicholas) Price, Gerald, MO
Grandchild – Dana (Harold) Steinhoff Hawn, Louisville, IL
Great Grandchild – Mason Steinhoff
Great Grandchild – Brock Steinhoff
Great Grandchild – Anthony White
Great Grandchild – Minas Kassiou
Great Grandchild – Adam Baglin.

She was preceded in death by:
Father – John E. Fredell
Mother – Lucy C. Fredell (nee Buff)
1st Husband – Summie A. “Sam” Grayson (married 10/17/1945 @ NC)
2nd Husband – Alvin C. Steinhoff (married 10/28/1950 @ Denver, CO)
Son – Summie W. Steinhoff – Died 6/25/2008
Son – Jon A. Steinhoff – Died 7/24/2011
Son – Martin N. Steinhoff – Died 5/30/1971
Daughter – Cecelia J. Steinhoff – Died 10/31/1956
Sister – Preceded by Two
Brother – Preceded by Nine.

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

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