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Pauline M.
Steele

Steele, Pauline M.
(nee Goetzinger) Born on May 9th, 1949. Passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 22nd, 2014, after a 3 year battle with Mantle Cell Lymphoma, and what a warrior she was. No one fought harder with grit, determination, and a strong will to continue to live.
Pauline taught music for 35 years, instilling wonderment in all her students. She was a very special teacher. She was an active and passionate golfer. Pauline also loved her hiking adventures in the woods with James.
There truly was only one Pauline, she cared so deeply for so many people and loved ones. Her insatiable curiosity and thirst for knowledge was a sight to behold. She will be missed and loved by her daughter Renee Sorenson, grandchildren Tabitha and Kai, 4 great-grandchildren, and her lifetime companion and kindred spirit James Eiting who loved her for her heart, warmth, laughter, mind, humanity, she was truly my life’s enrichment.
In lieu of flowers, plant a tree. She would have loved that!
Love to you forever “My Walli”, “My Little One” –
your sweet baby James.

Past Comments

Nanda Wilson

Pauline I will never forget your truly beautiful spirit. I remember when you came with Renee for the day to my house for a BBQ after Gianna was born. Your laughter was contagious and I loved your zest for life. I know you are at peace now even though no one was ready to say goodbye. Thank you for giving the world your beautiful daughter Renee. I was so excited when you two took your trip of a lifetime only 5 months ago. Seeing the love between the two of you was so inspiring. I loved looking at all the pictures you two were posting and I knew how much it meant to both of you. I will never forget you beautiful lady. I will not say goodbye, but instead I will say until we meet again. In the meantime we will all cherish your memory and keep an eye on Renee for you :purple_heart:

Audrey C.

I did not have the pleasure of knowing your loved one personally. I saw this obituary in the paper. Your touching story of Pauline’s life compelled me to send my condolences for your loss. I hope the family might be comforted by this promise from the bible: “and he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will no more, neither will mourning nor outcry looknor pain be any more the former things have passed away”. (Rev.21:4,5) Please accept this warm expression of sympathy regarding the death of your loved one.

Dawn Mader

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Itza V.

Jimmy, your love for Walli needs no words – it is something that cannot be described, but felt. You always lit up when you talked about her, and I enjoyed listening to you talk about her. Your love was like no other; one could always tell.
Please know that I am thinking of you, praying for you, and will gladly listen to more stories of your “Darlin’ Walli”; the way you talk about her makes me feel like I knew her in person.
Her spirit lives on and will always be with you.

Amy Barootian

Tears as I read Ms. Steele’s obituary in the paper this morning. Ms. Steele was my music teacher at West-Ridge School in the late 70’s. I have vivid and fond memories of her. I even remember some of the songs she taught us. She unknowingly inspired me to become a music teacher. Music with Ms. Steele was the best part of the school day! She was a dedicated, passionate and hard working teacher. Renee, I went to middle school with you. I don’t know if you remember me, but you are in my thoughts and prayers. Amy Barootian

Renee Sorenson

Mom, I miss you. I have so many things to share with you but I can’t…your gone. Thank you to all of you who came to see her. So many people asked me why no funeral. Pauline did not want one. She wants people to remember her thr way she was. I miss you Mommy. Love Renee

Jim Jegerlehner

Our condolences on Pauline’s passing. We did not personally know Pauline but are friends of David and Cindy. My parents each had a full life and each of their deaths was not unexpected. However, it was still difficult when we lost each of them. To lose Pauline when she was so young has to be extremely difficult. May you take comfort in remembering her good days and in all the good memories you all had in the past. Jim & Linda Jegerlehner, Dubuque, IA.

ROCHELLA

I NEVER MET HER BUT IT WAS A PLASURE TO TALK TO HER LIKE DONALD DUCK ON THE PHONE FOR YOU ,SAYING THE WORDS I LOVE YOU TO HER FOR YOU .IT MADE MY DAY TO AS WELL TO HER HER LAUGH .WHEN YOU SPOKE OF HER YOU WOULD LIGHT UP LIKE A CANDLE KEEP SHINING BECAUSE SHE GOT HER EYES ON YOU .LOVE THE (BEAST)

Sally Fongaro

James, I am heartbroken for you. Walli was a delightful light in your life and your love and devotion for her was a joy to experience. Enjoy your walks in the woods, feel her presence. She will not leave you–believe in Angels!
Sally Fongaro

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