Patricia “Pat“ Ann Steiner

Patricia “Pat“ Ann Steiner, age 93, of Maple Grove, Minnesota (formerly of Friendship, WI) passed away Friday, February, 22, 2019 at North Memorial Hospital Trauma Center in Robbinsdale Minnesota following complications from pneumonia.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  Father Francis Dias will officiate.  Interment will be at Quincy Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday, March 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin and on Friday at the Church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Pat was born April 21, 1925 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to John and Henrietta Taylor.  After graduating from high school, she received a scholarship for nursing and became a Cadet Nurse during WWII.  Pat was the highest-ranking Cadet Nurse and is being recognized at the Woman’s Memorial in Washington D.C. Cadet Nurse Corps Honor Roll 607637.  Following the war, Pat returned to Milwaukee where she worked at Woods VA Hospital and met and married her husband, John Milton Steiner.  They were married on June 9, 1951 in Milwaukee.  They then lived in Mauston, where Pat worked for Hess Memorial Hospital and worked on the family fox farm.  She and John later moved to Adams County in 1954, where the family opened the first resort on the east side Castle Rock Lake.  Pat worked at Adams County Memorial Hospital.  She and John raised five children, whom she was proud of and loved dearly.  Pat then accepted a Nursing Career at the Tomah VA Hospital and worked there until she was 70 years old.  Residency was at the resort until she moved to Mn.  She has lived with her daughter in Maple Grove, Minnesota for the past 12 years.

Pat lived a full life and had accomplished many achievements including: working in a defense plant her senior year during High School, Honorary Cadet Nurse during World War II, Committee Patient Education, trainer, revised care plans for patients, American Red Cross CPR saved lives while off duty, Certified Gerontological Nursing with a Published Paper July 1992 in that magazine, participating in a research trip to Scotland to Study Socialized Medicine in Psychiatric Nursing while at The VA., Vice President of the local NOVA organization, actively working in Congress to pass a bill allowing Cadet Nurses to apply their service time to their retirement, and working in healthcare for a total about 50 years.

Pat enjoyed painting, especially mountains, wilderness with streams, horses, and winter scenes; traveling, she loved to take her family on 2-week vacations just at start of fall school year; Pat loved sports, football, softball, basketball, cross country skiing, bowling, hunting, fishing and spending time with her family.

Pat was predeceased by her parents: John and Henrietta; husband, John; son, John E. Steiner, siblings:  Jack, Bill, and Kathleen.

Surviving Family include her children: David  (Pela) Steiner of  Friendship, WI; Michael (Karen) Steiner of Fort Myers, FL; Kathleen (Mark) Blomquist Maple Grove, MN; and Patrick Steiner of Maple Grove, MN; grandchildren: Lara, Megan, Colin, Emmalea, Sabrina, Michael Jnr, Christopher, Melissa, Jack, and Justin; great-grandchildren: Talan, Zander, Bodyn, Blace, Abigail, Ava, Madeline, Autumn, Hunter, Kaydon, Mason, and Kolten; brother, Tom and sister, MaryAnn.  Further survived by other relatives and friends.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Visit for online condolence and complete obituary information.

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  1. Lin says:

    When I started at the VA in Tomah, WI, in 1984, as a fairly new R.N., Pat was my first-assigned Nurse mentor. Pat cared deeply for the Veteran patients as if each were her own family. When I think of Pat, I think of her smile, her laughter and her bubbly fun conversations with the Veterans and the resulting therapeutic laugher. I also recall Pat bragging :O) about her children. I send sincerely sympathy to you and yours.
    RIP Nurse Steiner; You. Did. Good!

  2. Colleen Brogan-Raasch says:

    Kathy and family, my condolences to you all. May your memories comfort you in your sorrow.

  3. Paul and Cindy Turner says:

    We are sending our love and sympathy. May many loving thoughts of your Mom bring you peace. Sure Loved her stories and all her spunk!

  4. Judi Sopher and Marti Sopher, Ph.D. says:

    Dear Steiner neighbors, We enjoyed knowing each and every one of your family members growing up in Quincy. Though we sadly lose our loved ones, we always have our wonderful memories of them. The poem below was shared with us when our dad died and again brought us a sense of peace and comfort when our mom died. And now we share it with you in hopes it helps you in your grieving, as well.
    Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there. I did not die.
    –Mary Elizabeth Frye, 1932

  5. Vicki Dominas says:

    My sincere sympathy to the Steiner families. She had such a full and amazing life with so many accomplishments. Keep those good memories of her alive in your mind and heart. Rest In Peace, Pat. Your work here on earth is done!!

  6. Debra Moonan says:

    So sorry to hear about Ma Steiner. She was an amazingly strong woman and will be missed. You are all in my thoughts. Debbie (Hoefle) Moonan

  7. Carol Nemiec says:

    Sending love to the whole family….so many memories of “Ma” Steiner and good times at Castle Rock. She truly was one amazing lady!
    Carol (Mathe) Nemiec

  8. Brenda Allen says:

    Dear Dave and Pela, Our condolences and sympathy to you and family members. Many achievements and a very full life for Patricia ! Your entire family was blessed by her presence. God bless, Jack and Brenda

  9. Kathy Williams says:

    Dave.Pela & Family……….My deepest sympathy for the passing of your dear Mother, Pat had an amazing life & career. God Bless all of you during this very sad time.

  10. Dan and Patty Borer says:

    Our thoughts and prayers remain with you all during this difficult time. She sure was an amazing lady and truly will be missed. May all your memories comfort you. Peace.

  11. Larry and Julie Fries says:

    Kathy, Mark, Melissa, Chris, Aubrey and family. We are so sorry for the loss of your mom, Grandma. She was an amazing strong woman and has left you all with a beautiful legacy of what is important….all of you, her family. God bless you all as your Angel flies high rejoicing with her loved ones in heaven and watching over all of you. Hugs XO

  12. Paul and Angie Screnock says:

    Steiner family, Angie and I extend our condolences for the loss of your mother. I have known Pat for many years dating back to my college days. She was dedicated to her husband, children and grandchildren. We are sorry that we cannot be at the service because of other commitments. We will miss her and hold her and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Dorothy J. Stroschein says:

    She was a wonderful woman – will miss Ma Steiner dearly. God Bless

  14. Susan Moran says:

    So sorry for your families loss. Prayers for all during this difficult time.

  15. Paul and Angie Screnock says:

    Our best to you all

  16. Bev Ward says:

    Prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time

  17. Ray and Cheri Witz says:

    Ray and I are sending our love. Unfortunately we will not be able to attend Pat’s funeral, but please know we are thinking of you all.

  18. Arlyce J. Van Cleve says:

    Pat was such a nice lady – I loved talking to her when she went on her many walks in our neighborhood. I used to have her come and visit me in the garage when I was making shelves and she had so many interesting stories to tell me about when she was a nurse. She’s walking on golden streets in heaven now.

  19. Rog and Ellen Chambers says:

    David and Pella: our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family!

  20. Peg Lecy says:

    May God family and friends comfort you on your loss

  21. Sue and Randy Anderson says:

    Deepest Sympathy to Pat’s family. She was a very ambitious, successful lady, and left a great legacy for her family. She had many great stories to tell and was enjoyable to talk too. She was very proud of and loved her family. Keep the laughter and love close.

  22. Pam Zindars says:

    Sorry for your lost.

  23. Mike Jurgensen says:

    Sympathy and condolences to you all on the loss of your mother. May you all be blessed with great memories

  24. Jodi Lecy Helgeson says:

    My sympathy to you all. She lived a full life.

  25. Bob and Janis says:

    Steiner family…we are sorry for your loss of ” Mother Steiner “.. may she rest in peace. Peace, Love and memories to the family

  26. James Pease says:

    Dave and Pella: Sorry to read of your loss. Sounds like she was a great woman. I know from experience how much you will miss her.

  27. Lavonne scott says:

    An amazing fun loving gal with awards and accomplisments few achieve. Rest in peace Pat. My sympathy to the family.