Lillian B. "Lil" Steinkoenig, nee Melton, 75, of Granite City, Ill., born Nov. 25, 1940, in East St. Louis, Ill., passed away Monday, March 7, 2016, at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
She retired in 1998 from Artex International in Highland after many years of service in the garment industry. She had also worked several years with Marine Garment Company. She was a faithful member of Calvary Life Church in Granite City and had served with the House of God Ministries and Woman's AGLOW with whom she had served as a past-president. She was a dedicated and loving homemaker and cherished tending to her family and will be remembered for her cooking skills in the kitchen. She had a large variety of cookbooks and was active in her children's lives through the years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John "Jack" Haverman and Flora, nee Haege, Melton; five brothers, Joseph, John, Richard, Donnie and Bobby; and two sisters, Lorraine Woods and Ruth Simpson.
Surviving are her husband, Joseph Jake Steinkoenig, whom she married on Sept. 6, 1958, in East St. Louis, Ill.; four children and their spouses, Curtis B. and Sandra Steinkoenig of Granite City, Ill., Linda and Bobby Richardson of Benson, N.C., Glen and Colleen Steinkoenig of Washington, Mo., and Scott E. and Peggy Jo Steinkoenig of Granite City, Ill.; 11 grandchildren and spouses, Ashley and David Sicka, Tia and Bobby Lipscomb, Tyler Steinkoenig, Sara Steinkoenig, Megan and Tom Jackson, Katherine Lumpkins, Jennifer Lumpkins, Devon Steinkoenig, Sean Steinkoenig, Garrett Steinkoenig and Haleigh Steinkoenig; three great- grandchildren, Cole Lipscomb, Elizabeth Jackson and Daniel Jackson; a sister, Mary McCallister of Highland, Ill.; and many nieces; nephews; other extended family and many special friends.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Life Church, and may be accepted at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at: www.irwinchapel.com.
Visitation: In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, Ill. Visitation will continue from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Road, Granite City, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 10, 2016, at the church, with Reverend Mark Maynard, Reverend David Lovan and Pastor Beth Hicks officiating. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road, Granite City, Ill.
IRWIN CHAPEL, Granite City, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Mar. 9, 2016