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Jeannine Carmen Steele

Jeannine Carmen Steele

Jeannine Carmen Steele, 78 of Bemidji died Friday, January 4, 2013 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Turtle River Township South Arm Cemetery in rural Bemidji.

Jeannine was born August 3, 1934 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, the daughter of Lawrence and Mayme (Saima) Motley. She married Chester “Chet” Steele on November 18, 1953 in Itasca County and they made their first home in Bovey, MN. They settled in Bemidji permanently in 1959, where they raised their family on a small farm.

Jeannine is survived by two sons and two daughters, Duane (Jackie) Steele of Bemidji, Alan (Jami) Steele of Maplewood, NJ, Vicky (Eric) Esterby of Fargo, ND, and Rose (Ray) Huckins of Bemidji; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband- Chet in March of 2006, and her stepfather, Onni Kyrola, and one grandchild.

Casketbearers are Elmer Fadness, Gary Winka, Ron Hasser, Jim Preston, Mark Doty, and Roger Johnson.

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