Saturday, November 22, 2008

Passing of Jean Smylie Steunenberg

Idaho Statesman Obituary

--A recently discovered photo courtesy of the College of Idaho Smylie Archives

From the Naperville Sun November 20th, 2008:
Jean S. Steunenberg, a resident of Naperville since 1951, died on November 16, 2008 at the age of 84. Her husband, Robert K. Steunenberg, predeceased her in 2002.

Jean was active in politics as a member of the League of Women's Voters and precinct Committeeman and Captain when she was not teaching piano. She was an avid reader.

A memorial service will be held at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, 516 South Washington Street, Naperville, IL on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. with visitation at noon. There will be a private interment in Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, ID. Donations to The College of Idaho (2112 Cleveland Boulevard, Caldwell, ID 83605-4432) in lieu of flowers in the name of Jean S. Steunenberg are requested.

Jean was married to Robert K. Steunenberg. I may have met Jean when I was very young but no memory of her or Robert. I have seen their picture in a Steunenberg reunion photo (c. 1970) that hangs in the living room at the home of my father and mother. Jean will be joining Robert and many other Steunenberg family members at their final resting place on Canyon Hill in Caldwell, Idaho.

To read more about Robert, go to an earlier blog entry at:

Monday, August 11, 2008

Robert K. Steunenberg-WW II Veteran on LST 808 and Distinguished Scientist

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