Anne M. Steele

Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home

In memoriam of Anne M. Steele, 12/18/1920 - 08/12/2014

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Anne M. Steele, daughter of Walter C. & Nettie E. (Wolfgram) Miller, went to her eternal rest on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John's Catholic Church in Benton Harbor with visitation one hour prior at the church. Cremation will follow and the burial of ashes will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to St. John's Church.

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Gabby, as she was affectionately known by family and friends, was born in Delaware County, Ohio in December 18, 1920. She graduated from Elston Senior High in Michigan City in 1939 and attended the former Benton Harbor Business College. On February 16, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois, she was united in marriage to Robert H. Steele. To that union were born two children, Nancy Anne and Robert (Bud) Vance Steele.

Once while on vacation, Anne found herself playing Annie Oakley by shooting an intruder that was breaking into a home she was visiting. During her lifetime she was employed by various local businesses. She retired in 1991 from Berrien County Courthouse after almost 27 years of service in Juvenile, Probate Court and the Sheriff's Department. Anne was a member of SS John & Bernard Parish and a member of Coloma American Legion Auxillary #362.

Anne is survived by her daughter, Nancy (James) Butzbach of Millburg; a granddaughter Jamie Shock, a great granddaughter JoZ Morgan and blessed by a great- great granddaughter, Abby Jeann Morgan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Steele, her stillborn infant son in 1945 and her son Bud in 2005.