SPARTA - Our mother, Anna Steyh (Zoufal), passed away quietly on Dec. 7, 2012, in our loving arms and hearts. She was a resident of Sparta for 43 years.
Anna was born June 2, 1928, in Wostitz, Moravia, Czechoslovakia, to Johann and Elisabeth (Pipp) Zoufal. At the age of 14, she attended trade school and worked as a governess for an American Red Cross official in Vienna, Austria. After World War II, she was reunited with her family in Zellhausen, West Germany, where she met and married our dad, Oscar W. Steyh, in 1951. They were the proprietors of a bakery and small farm and had four children. In 1956, they immigrated to the United States and lived in Paterson for 12 years and had two more children. In 1968, they moved to Sparta and opened Steyh's Bakery, which they managed for 21 years until she retired. Anna was a communicant of the Our Lady of the Lake Church and Altar Rosary Society in Sparta.
Mom is now with our dad, her oldest son, Adam, her two brothers and her parents. She is survived by three daughters, Christa, Margaret and Ann; two sons, Adolf and Frank; two sons-in-law, Donald and Jon; and one daughter-in-law, Janet. Her grandchildren are Carli, Anna, John, Stephanie, Ashley, Jared and Ian. Her great-grandchildren are Danielle, Gracie and Byron.
Family and friends are invited Thursday, Dec. 13, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., to Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. from Our Lady of the Lake Church, Sparta. Interment will be in Sparta Cemetery. Memorial contributions are being accepted in Anna's name to the
, 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691.