Lillian B. “Lil” Steinkoenig, 75, of Granite City, passed away at 9:10 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2016, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.
She was born Nov. 25, 1940, in East St. Louis, a daughter of the late John “Jack” Haverman and Flora (Haege) Melton. She married Joseph Jake Steinkoenig Sept. 6, 1958, in East St. Louis and he survives. Lillian 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, 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.
In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by four children and their spouses, Curtis B. and Sandra Steinkoenig of Granite City, 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; 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; many nieces and nephews; other extended family and many special friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Joseph, John, Richard, Donnie, and Bobby; and two sisters, Lorraine Woods and Ruth Simpson.
In celebration of her life, visitation will be 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Road in Granite City, with the Revs. Mark Maynard, David Lovan and Pastor Beth Hicks officiating. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorials may be made to Calvary Life Church and may be accepted at the funeral home; www.irwinchapel.com.