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Meta R. Steinkraus

August 1, 1921 April 21, 2011
Meta R. Steinkraus
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Meta R. Steinkraus, 89, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Aurora Baycare, Green Bay. Meta was born on August 1, 1921 at Coleman, WI. The first born child of Alex and Rosaline (Behnke) Beyer. She married Otto Steinkraus, JR> on her birthday in 1943. They lived on the family farm in Abrams until JRs death on January 11, 1982. Meta worked as a baker for the Abrams and Oconto Falls School District for over twenty five years. Meta has always been known for her good cooking and beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. She enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and picking berries. Meta had a exceptional talent for crocheting. Many brides, newborn babies and friends have been given an heirloom quality piece from her own collection.
Meta is survived by her daughter Gloria Jean Telford, Green Valley, WI; her dearly loved grandchildren Ahren (Kris) Telford, Suring; Ashleigh (John) McNamara, Green Bay; great grandchildren James Telford, Jesse Telford, Shane McNamara; brothers Lawrence (Dottie) Beyer, Green Bay; Earl Beyer, Green Bay; sisters Viola (Leonard) Paplham, Green Bay; Caroline (Frank) Hoppe, Menominee, MI; Rosie (Tim) Polzak, Howard; sisters-in-law Alvira Beyer, Sheboygan; Helen Beyer, Marilyn Beyer, Beatrice Beyer, all of Green Bay. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers Norman, Leonard, Harold and Norbert Beyer; identical twin sister Marie (Bernard) Hoppe; brother-in-law Robert Cardin and sister-in-law Lulabelle Beyer.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 3 to 7 PM Monday, April 25, 2011. A family led prayer will follow the visitation at 7 PM. Burial will be at the Brookside Cemetery. On line condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net

Cemetery:
Brookside Cemetery

Visitation:
3 PM to 7 PM at Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service 217 Congress St. Oconto, WI 54153 on April 25, 2011 (map/driving directions)

Service:
7 PM Family led prayer at Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service 217 Congress St. Oconto, WI 54153 on April 25, 2011 (map/driving directions)

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