October 16, 1923 ~ March 9, 2006
Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Gertrude “Jo” Steele was born on October 16, 1923 to Ivan and Kate Aten in D’Hanis, Texas. She met and married her husband, John C. Steele in 1943, and lived briefly with his parents in Albany, New York while he served in World War II. Jo went home to be with the Lord on March 9, 2006 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease.
Jo made a lasting impression on everyone she met. She was a kind and gracious individual who loved to work crossword puzzles, sew, create quilts, and cheer for her favorite sports teams. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother and sister-in-law, F. E. and Geraldine Aten, and son-in-law Francis Longloy, Jr. She is survived by her husband, John; children, Robert Steele of Minneapolis, Pamela Longloy of Dallas, and Karen (James) Woller of San Antonio, her sister, Louise (Dixon) Madison of Tulsa; four grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces and their families.
There will be a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at Concordia Lutheran Church, 16801 Huebner Road @ Loop 1604, San Antonio, Texas 78258 on Thursday March 16, 2006 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Concordia Lutheran Church Building fund at the address above or (www.concordialutheranchurch.com) or to the American Parkinson Disease Association (www.apdaparkinson.org). To leave a note for the family, go to meadowlawn.net and Select Obituaries.