Shelley R. Steinke, 51, of rural Fall Creek, passed away peacefully at her home in the care of her loving family and Mayo Home Hospice on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
Shelly Rae Steinke, daughter of Leonard Jr. and Sandra (Rubenzer) Martinson was born August 6, 1966 in Osseo. She was raised with her 5 siblings in Otter Creek Township, rural Augusta. Shelley was baptized and confirmed at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Augusta. She attended Augusta Elementary School and graduated in 1984 from Augusta High School. On Oct. 15, 1986, Shelley was united in marriage to Bruce Steinke in Stillwater, Minnesota. The couple lived most of their married life on their farm in Lincoln Township just outside of Fall Creek. In addition to working on the farm and raising her 3 sons, she was also employed for 13 years in the lab at the former Midelfort Clinic, now Mayo Clinic on Clairemont Avenue in Eau Claire.
Shelley will be deeply missed by Bruce, her loving husband of 31 years; 3 sons, Jeff (Chandra) Steinke of Chippewa Falls, Matthew Steinke of Eau Claire, Samuel Steinke of Fall Creek; 3 step children, Jamie Reinart of Madison, Brad Steinke of Chippewa Falls, Andrew Steinke of Augusta; 2 sisters, Sherri (Rick) Schmitt of Augusta, Stacey (Bruce) Krenz of Foster; 3 brothers, Brian (Traci) Martinson of Augusta, Brad (Amber) Martinson of Altoona, John (Tina) Martinson of Eau Claire; 5 grandchildren, Caitlyn, McKenna, Beau, Bria, Rylah; several nieces, nephews and other family members. Shelley was preceded in death by her father Leonard on April 8, 1996, mother Sandra on Feb. 20, 2001; and infant brothers, Jesse and Brent.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. atSt. James Trinity Lutheran Church in Fall Creek, with Pastor Rick Biedermann officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. Burial will be at a later date in Trinity Cemetery in Fall Creek.
To honor Shelley the family suggested that attire be gray to represent brain cancer and also yellow, as that was her favorite color.