Gilbert Dee Steininger

218 GILBERT DEE10 STEININGER (Forest Ray9, Jonathan ‘Howard’8, Reuben7, George B6, John Jacob5, John Leonard4 Jr, Johan Leonard3, Hannss Michael2, Hanns1) was born on 14 Aug 1912 in Boone, Cass County, Indiana. He died on 09 Sep 2008 in Leo, Allen County, Indiana (Cedars Retirement Home; Age: 96). He married (1) WILMA LAVERNE WEAVER, daughter of John Lewis Weaver and Grace Blanche Lochner, on 06 Jan 1935 in Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana. She was born on 30 Oct 1913 in Jackson Township, De Kalb, Indiana. She died on 03 Dec 1991 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana (Age: 78). He married (2) DORIS ONYDA AMSTUTZ, daughter of Peter W Amstutz and Leah Neuenschwander, on 08 Oct 1994 in Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana. She was born on 20 Feb 1916 in Springfield, Allen, Indiana. She died on 05 Aug 2008 in Grabill, CedarCreek Township, Allen County, Indiana (at cedars nursing home in Leo-Cedarville).

Gilbert Dee Steininger was buried in Sep 2008 in Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana (Woodland Cemetery). Everyone who knew Gilbert Dee Steininger called him ‘Dee’. On documents he is listed as the following: Dee Steininger, Dee G Steininger, Gilbert D Stinninger, Dee Gilbert Steininger, Gilbert D Stinninger. Gilbert Dee Steininger.

Wilma Laverne Weaver was born on 30 Oct 1913 in Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana. She died in Dec 1991 (Age: 78). She was buried in Dec 1991 in Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana (Woodland Cemetery). She died on 03 Dec 1991 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

On various documents, she is listed as the following: Wilma L Weaver, Wilma Weaver, Wilma Laverne Weaver Steininger, Wilma L Steininger, Wilma Steininger, and Wilma Laverne Steininger.

Doris Onyda Amstutz died on 05 Aug 2008 in Woodburn, Allen County, Indiana. She also known as Dorris W Amstutz. She is listed on documents by the following names: Doris J. Steininger, Doris Onyda Amstutz, Doris Waneda Amstutz, Doris J Amstutz, and Dorris W Amstutz. She also had documents with the name of Doris J. Waneda Amstutz. She also went by the name of Doris Waneda Amstutz. Doris is buried in Leo-Cedarville, Allen County, Indiana.

Notes for Doris Onyda Amstutz:
After looking at all of the census information, birth information. I believe that Doris’s middle name
was actually Junita or a variation on that name.

Gilbert Dee Steininger and Wilma Laverne Weaver had the following children:

i. CARMEN LOUISE11 STEININGER was born on 23 Feb 1936 in Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana. She died on 18 Nov 2017 in Granger, St. Joseph County, Indiana. She married EDWIN LOWELL BATEMAN, son of Rev Kenneth Vaughn Bateman and Ruth Jenny Jennings, on 15 Aug 1959 in Grabill, Allen County, Indiana. He was born on 15 Nov 1934 in Gary, Lake, Indiana.

Edwin Lowell Bateman also went by the name of Edwin L Bateman and Edwin Bateman.
Carmen Louise Steininger is listed on various documents as: Carmen Steininger, Carmen L Bateman, and Carmen Bateman. She was buried in Osceola, St. Joseph County, Indiana (Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens)

Notes for Carmen Louise Steininger:

Obituary Published in South Bend Tribune on Nov. 21, 2017

Carmen, age 81, passed into God’s Kingdom peacefully on November 18, 2017, at her home with her family present. She was born February 23, 1936, to her parents, the late Wilma and Dee Steininger of Auburn, Indiana. She was married to her college sweetheart, Edwin Bateman, who survives, for 58 wonderful years, and three precious children were born to their union: two sons, Keith (Bev) Bateman of Irving, TX, Randall Bateman of Norman, OK; and daughter, Dawn Bateman of Huntersville, NC. She enjoyed her grandchildren: Heather Bateman of Elkhart, IN, and Paul Bateman of Huntersville, NC, Miranda (Corey) Dyer of Brownfield, TX, Jeff Hawkins of Pittsburg, KS, and Stephanie (Sean) Henderson of Irving, TX. Dawn often reminded her that she also had grand dogs, Spencer and Charlie.

Carmen is survived by siblings, Marilyn (Loren) DeLong, Rita Jean (Norman) Schindler and James Steininger. Her youngest sister, Ruthie Marvel, preceded her in death.

Carmen was a graduate of Leo High School, Leo, IN. She then went to Fort Wayne Bible College and later transferred to Olivet Nazarene University her sophomore year. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. She also held a Master’s Degree from Ball State University. Carmen taught third graders at Mary Frank – Harris School in the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation for 32 years. The church family was important in her life. She was very involved with her local church including choir, missions council member, Sunday School teacher, and as the financial recording secretary. She had a strong faith in God. She loved the church and her people. Her legacy is reflected in all of the small tasks that she did for her church.

Visitation and Funeral Service will be as follows: Visitation Friday, Nov. 24th, from 4 to 7 o’clock & Saturday, Nov. 25th, 12 to 1:00 p.m. Service at 1:00 p.m. at South Bend Church of the Nazarene, 51690 North Ironwood Road, South Bend, IN. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Center for Hospice Care – South Bend; and/or South Bend First Church of the Nazarene in the name of Carmen Bateman.

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South Bend Tribune on Nov. 21, 2017

ii. MARILYN SUE STEININGER was born on 06 Dec 1937 in Jackson, DeKalb, Indiana. She married Loren L Delong, son of Lester Marlin Delong and Myra E Gorrell, on 12 Jan 1957 in GRABILL, Indiana. He was born on 25 Jun 1937 in Ohio.
Marilyn Sue Steininger also went by the name of Marilyn Steininger.

Loren L Delong also went by the name of Loren Delong.

Notes for Marilyn Sue Steininger:

According to the Garrett Clipper (Garrett, Indiana) dated December 17, 1956, on page 5

Miss Marilyn Steininger of Grabill, a former Auburn girl, will become the bride of Loren L. DeLong of Rt. 1, Auburn, in a ceremony to be performed Jan. 12 in the Grabill Missionary church. Miss Steininger is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dee Steininger, former Auburn residents, while Mr. DeLong is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester DeLong of Rt.1, Auburn. Miss Steininger graduated from the Leo high school and is employed by the Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Co. at Fort Wayne. Mr. DeLong is a graduate of Riverdale high school and is employed at the International Business Machines Corp. at Fort Wayne.

iii. RITA JEAN STEININGER was born on 01 Sep 1941 in De Kalb County, Indiana. She married Norman James Schindler, son of Adolf John Schindler and Joy Ethelynn Hamm, on 28 Dec 1963 in Grabill, Allen County, Indiana. He was born on 07 Mar 1942 in Barberton, Ohio.

Rita Jean Steininger also went by the name of Rita J Schindler.

Norman James Schindler also went by the name of Norman J Schindler. He is also listed on documents as Norman Schindler and Norm Schindler.

iv. JAMES DEE STEININGER was born on 23 Oct 1942 in De Kalb County, Indiana. He married Shirley Coad, daughter of Clifford Edward Coad and Lena Geraldine Chapman, on 04 Oct 1964 in Champaign, Illinois. She was born on 19 Dec 1942 in Champaign, Champaign, Illinois.

James Dee Steininger also went by the name of James Steininger and James D Steininger.

v. RUTH ANNE STEININGER was born on 26 Jan 1948 in Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana. She died on 22 Oct 2014 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. She married Alan Eugene Marvel, son of Donald Leroy Marvel and Barbara Jean Hayes, on 27 Jun 1970 in Grabill, Allen County, Indiana. He was born on 24 Oct 1947 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

Ruth Anne Steininger also went by the name of Ruth Anne Steininger Marvel.

Alan Eugene Marvel also went by the name of Alan E. Marvel.

Obituary for Ruth Anne Steininger Marvel

Ruth Anne Marvel

FORT WORTH — Ruth Anne Marvel, age 66, joined her Heavenly father Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.

Celebration of Life: 10 AM Tuesday at Fort Worth Presbyterian Church (6251 Oakmont Trail, Fort Worth, TX), preceded by visitation at the church at 9:30 AM. Visitation: 6 to 8 PM Monday, at Laurel Land Funeral Home.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or the American Lung Association.

Ruth was a guiding light for her family and an inspiration for all who knew her. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, and daughter. Ruth’s devotion to her family meant she always made time for those she held dear. She loved to talk, listen, and share in the stories of others. Her compassion has touched our lives and those around her, her faith has been an inspiration, and her kindness and love are her enduring legacy. The echoes of her laughter will sing in our hearts forever.

Survived by her husband, Alan; sister, Carmen Bateman (Ed); sister, Marilyn DeLong (Loren); brother, James Steininger; and sister, Rita Jean Schindler (Norman).

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Notes for Gilbert Dee Steininger:

From the Garrett Clipper (Garrett, Indiana) dated March 1, 1945, on page 5

A fire at the Dee Steininger residence at First and Union streets in Auburn late Monday caused
several thousand dollars’ damage, covered by insurance. The origin was believed to have been an
electric cord and the fire spread rapidly. Practically all the contents were destroye

According to the Garrett Clipper (Garrett, Indiana) on January 10, 1946

E.O. and Dee Steininger of Auburn, brothers, have acquired the St. Joe News from Mrs. Lor
Leighty, Widow of the late Fred B. Leighty, who was killed last month when struck by an
automobile. Dee Steininger has been employed by Messenger Corp. and his brother by Modern
Account System. They and their families expect to move to St. Joe.

St. Joe News Changes Ownership and Management.

Theodore E. Haberkorn has purchased the St. Joe News from Emmett Steininger and will assume
management on March 1. Mr. Steininger had purchased the paper from Mrs. Lora Leighty in
January, 1946, following the death of her husband.

According to the Garrett Clipper (Garrett, Indiana) dated July 3, 1950

Dee Steininger, formerly operated a shop. Dee has moved to Grabill where he is now publisher of
the Cedar Creek Courier, a semi-monthly publication. Emmett, with his wife and five children, will
move to Auburn this week to the home formerly owned by his brother.

An article in the Garrett Clipper (Garrett, Indiana) dated April 20, 1961

Witmer, Inc.
Witmer, Inc., manufacturer of over 100 component parts and fittings for swimming pools, is in it
second year of operation. The plant, located at 101 North Gulford street, was founded in Garrett.
Company officials state that after a year of developing its products the company is now in its first
full fledged operating year. The plant specializes in diving boards ranging from 4 to 16 feet in
length. Its portable board has been proclaimed by some to be the best on the market and is
growing in popularity. This particular board is designed for use on pontoon boats, rafts, boat docks
and swimming pools, yet can be carried in an automobile.
Employment at Wilmer totals seven. The company is beginning to take custom work for manufacturers outside the swimming pool industry in an effort to offset the seasonal aspect of its major products.
Wilbur (Bill) Witmer of Leo has resigned as president and general manager. The remaining
officers of the corporation are David Hogg of Fort Wayne, vice president; Ray Leininger of Fort
Wayne, vice president; and Dee Steininger of Spencerville, secretary-treasurer

Notes for Wilma Laverne Weaver:

According to the Garrett Clipper (Garrett, Indiana) dated January 31, 1935, on page 5

The marriage of their daughter Miss Wilma Weaver, bookkeeper in the Gerig Furniture
Corporation’s store, to Dee Steininger, a pressman employed by the Auburn Printing Co., has been
announced by Mr. and Mrs. John L. Weaver of Jackson township. The ceremony was performed
Sunday Jan. 6, by the Rev. Walter M. Hollopeter at his home near Leo. The couple will be at home
to their friends in the Capen apartments on East Seventh street. Auburn, after Feb. 1. The bride was a member of the 1931 class of Auburn high school.

According to the Garret Clipper (Garrett, Indiana) dated December 25, 1952, page 2

Former Auburn Woman Has Polio

Mrs. Wilma Steininger, 39, of Grabill, who resided in Auburn at 302 East First street until two years
ago last July, was stricken suddenly Sunday morning with polio.
She was taken to the Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne where she was placed in an Iron lung. Her
illness has been diagnosed as the bulbar type of polio. Mrs. Steininger is the wife of Dee
Steininger. Her condition was regarded as serious Sunday evening but she was reported as some improved on Monday.
The couple’s five children, Carmen Louise, Marilyn Sue, Rita Jean, James and Ruth, have not
shown any signs of contracting the illness.

According to the Garrett Clipper (Garrett, Indiana) dated December 29, 1952, page 3

Mrs. Dee Steininger of Grabill, a former resident of Auburn who was stricken with bulbar polio last
Sunday, was reported as continuing to improve in the Lutheran hospital at Fort Wayne Friday. Her
temperature has returned to normal but paralysis still remain in her left leg and some of the muscles in her right arm are affected.