Nov. 1, 1926-Sept. 30, 2013
MAPLE GROVE – Services for Katherine Alexandria Steele, 86, of Maple Grove, and formerly of Marshall will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Henryetta, Okla. Visitation will be from noon-6 p.m. Thursday at Rogers Funeral Home in Henryetta and a wake that evening at the Rogers Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Westlawn Cemetery. Rogers Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements.
Katherine died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at North Memorial Hospital after a serious fall in her home on Wednesday.
Katherine was born Nov. 1, 1926, in Henryetta, Okla., to Pete and Alexandria Yarmoski. She attended St. Michael’s Catholic School. After graduation in 1944, Katherine worked in the front office at PPG Industries for 15 years. She married Bob in June of 1955 and they lived in Henryetta until 1975 when Bob was transferred to Marshall, where he continued to work for PPG. Katherine was very active in the church at St. Michaels. She was Parish Secretary for many years, involved with the Ladies Auxiliary and sang at many funerals with her childhood friend, Virginia Crawford. Katherine was also always involved with her children. That was her career and she did it with grace, tenderness and endless love. Her children and grandchildren were a joy to her and she loved them with her whole heart. All of her children’s friends remember Katherine as always having an open door and welcomed them into her home. Although we mourn the loss of our beloved Mother, we are comforted in knowing that she is at peace and at rest in her eternal home.
Katherine is survived by her son Mark (and Kathy) Steele, grandchildren Kelly, Kate Friedl (and Ryan), and Paul, all of Broken Arrow, Okla.; son Rick (and Brenda) of Kingwood, Texas; son Scott (and Anne), grandson Aaron of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and daughter Robin (and Dave) Dreyer, grandchildren Lindsay and Kyle of Maple Grove.
Katherine was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Alexandria Yarmoski, her husband Robert and a brother, Frank.