Edith Vonsteenburg

Obituary of Edith Ann Vonsteenburg

Edith “Edie” Ann VonSteenburg, age 76, of Columbiaville died July 2, 2022 at home.  

Edith was born in Pontiac, Michigan on August 6, 1945 to Vada and Thelbert McClard.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years Jon VonSteenburg, Daughters Karen and David Berger and Amy and Scott Vining.  
Grandchildren Ashley and Darren Palmer , Alyson Allen, Bailey Allen, Colton Meister, Kaden Meister and great Granddaughter Sadie Mae Palmer. Numerous nieces, nephews great nieces and nephews  and friends including her special group “The Golden Girls” 
Sisters Marsha Thompson, Margery Dieball and Sherry Cornett. She was proceeded in death by her parents Thelbert and Vada Mc Clard, brother Marvin Mc CLard, sisters Linda Snyder and Inis Williams.

Edie’s birth claim to fame was “being born the day they dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.  She was the 3rd of 7 children. She married Jon VonSteenburg on Januaey 4, 1964.  They met as seniors at Lapeer High School graduated and then married the next year at 18 yrs old.  They shared 57 years of marriage raising their family of 2 daughters Karen and Amy.  She retired in 1997 after 32 years as a secretary for Lapeer Schools.  The last several years were served as secretary to the superintendent.  She also received the distinguished employee award.  She loved and was great at her job. 

Anyone who knew Edie or worked with her would recognize her traits of:

A quick genuine smile

Welcoming, kind and nice to anyone she met

sharp blue eyes with a twinkle because she was usually up to something

her very specific and extreme attention to detail

organizational skills with the ability to plan anything but also know where any piece of paper or where anything could be found. 

Friends and family would recognize her pet names for people or common phrases:

“angel baby” “Sugar darling honey bunch” “honeybun sugar pie” “Jon Jon Jon”  “Fine fine fine” and “shit shit shit”  

She typed anything she could, kept amazing records on anything and everything, knew how to use short hand, loved pictures and scrapbooking to keep records for her family.  When healthy she loved to travel, visit her sisters, enjoyed a great meal, cooking (famous for her baked beans, chocolate chip cookies and barbecue pasta salad), reading and being with her family watching her grandkids do anything. She never really had an unkind word to say about anyone but would give you her honest opinion if asked for.  Except of course her grandchildren. 

A private service has taken place with cremation to follow.  Memorial contributions in memory of Edith may be made to St. Jude's Chidlren's Hospital.  Arrangements entrusted to Jansen Family Funeral Home - Columbiaville.    Share memories, condolences, stories, and pictures with the family at www,jansenfuneralhome.com. 



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