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Cecilia (Sauter) Steel

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Cecilia (Sauter) Steel Obituary
Cecilia (Ceil) Steel, 74, of Jonesville, passed away early Tuesday morning, Jan. 21, at Hillsdale Community Health Center after a thirty-seven year battle with cancer.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 55 years, David, children Debra of St. Joseph, MI, Brent (Ronna), of Delton, MI, six grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

She was born in 1939 in Hudson, MI to Cecil and Ruth Sauter, and Ruth Sauter survives.

Cecilia taught elementary grades in North Adams-Jerome for 29 years before retiring in 1995 to join her husband and others in a superintendent-manager search firm, which operated until 2013. She graduated from Hillsdale College with a BA degree in elementary education and received a Master of Arts degree from Michigan State University.

She was active in her community and served two terms on the Jonesville Village Council, in her church, Jonesville First Presbyterian, serving nine years on the church Session.

Funeral services for Cecilia Steel will be Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., at the Jonesville First Presbyterian Church with Reverend Cathy Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset View Cemetery in Jonesville.

The family will receive friends for visitation Tuesday from 4-7 p.m., at the Eagle Funeral Home in Jonesville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the North Adams-Jerome Public Schools, the Jonesville First Presbyterian Church or the Hillsdale County Community Foundation.

To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Jan. 25, 2014
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