Elsa Steinke (nee Neitsch)

Elsa Steinke

(nee Neitsch)

was born on March 4th, 1914 in Poland and passed

away peacefully on June 10th, 2010 in Vernon,

B.C. at the age of 96 years. Elsa will be lovingly

remembered by her son; Henry (Elaine) Steinke,

her daughter; Erika (Arthur) Strutynski, her

grandchildren; Lisa (Len) Burton, Laura Steinke,

Marnie Strutynski and Jason (Tracey) Strutynski,

her great-grandchildren; Hayden and Ben Burton

and Samantha and Chase Strutynski as well as

numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Elsa was

preceded in death by her husband; Heinrich, fi ve brothers; Henry, August, Ed,

Waldemar and Otto, two sisters; Juliana and Olga, two children; Werner and

Walter and her parents; August and Karolina Neitsch.

Elsa loved gardening and took great pride in her beautiful yard. She was a hard

working woman who loved her family with all her heart. She had a strong faith in the

Lord and always enjoyed attending Sunday services at St. John’s Lutheran Church

until her health declined and she was no longer able to attend. Elsa also enjoyed

spending time in the kitchen cooking and baking for family and friends. She loved

crocheting in her spare time and has made many doilies and afghans over the years.

A Funeral Service will take place at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, June

16th, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Murv Kentel offi ciating. A Reception will

be held in the Tea Room at Bethel Funeral Chapel following the Interment at

Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in

memory of Elsa to the St. John’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.

The family wishes to extend a heart felt thank you to the staff at the Polson

Sunshine Unit and to Dr. Charlton for the special care and support shown to

Elsa and her family.

Funeral arrangements have been made with

Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd.,

5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5

250-542-1187