JoAnne (Schroeder) Steenberg unexpectedly passed away at her home on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at the age of 72.

JoAnne was born Oct. 12, 1942, in Plymouth to Alvin and Dorothy (Harder) Schroeder and was raised on a farm in Greenbush. She attended Spring Valley Grade School in the town of Greenbush and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1960.

JoAnne went on to cosmetology school in Green Bay and became a beautician and later salon manager at the Fond du Lac Store Beauty Salon.

JoAnne was united in marriage with Robert Steenberg on May 27, 1967, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fond du Lac.

Through the years, JoAnne had many interests and hobbies, some of which included horses, sports cars, traveling, flower gardening, decorating and cooking. JoAnne had a wonderful talent with her beautiful flowers and flower gardens and spent countless hours in her yard tending to them. She was an amazing homemaker and cook that was proud to and loved taking care of her family. Nothing made JoAnne happier than taking care of her grandchildren. JoAnne was active as a poll worker for many years and as a volunteer for numerous activities throughout the community with her church, Church of Peace, Fond du Lac. She enjoyed attending rummage/ craft sales with her husband and fine dining at many area supper clubs.

JoAnne is survived by her husband of 47 years, Robert; sons, Todd (Tami Wolf) and Chad (Sarah) of Fond du Lac; grandchildren, Noah, Grace and Reed; one sister, Judith (William) Helmer of Plymouth; nephews, John (Lynn) Helmer, James (Anne) Helmer and Jeffrey Steenberg; and nieces, Julie (Ron Thompson) Steenberg and Shelly (Ross) Masters. She is also survived by numerous great- nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Dorothy Schroeder; father- and mother-in-law, Herbert and Sally Steenberg; and brother-in-law, William Steenberg.

Visitation: Family will receive relatives and friends at the Church of Peace, 158 S. Military Road, Fond du Lac, on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 to 11:45 a.m.

Service: The funeral service will be on Saturday at Church of Peace at 12 noon. Entombment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial in her name will be established.

Zacherl Funeral Home & Crematory ( is serving the family.

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