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Jessie V Steinkopf

June 9, 1918 — January 30, 2010

Jessie V. Steinkopf, 91 of Barnesville, Minnesota died Saturday, January 30, 2010, in the Barnesville Good Samaritan Society. Funeral service will be Thursday, February 4, at 2:00 in St. Johns Lutheran Church, Barnesville with Pastor Arthur Weidner officiating. Rosie Carr will serve as soloist accompanied by pianist, Grace McEvers. Pallbearers will be Stephanie Bach, Loni Schmitt, Tammy Brenna and Teresa Gardner. Honorary Pallbearers will be all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 3, from 5:00 " 8:00 with a prayer service at 7:00 in Dobmeier Funeral Home, Barnesville and two hours before the service, on Thursday, at the church. Interment will be in Rosemound Cemetery, Barnesville. Jessie, daughter of Aaron and Florence (Clarkson) Tillotson, was born June 9, 1918 in Ottumwa, Iowa where she attended school and grew to womanhood. In 1934 she moved with her family to Barnesville. Jessie married Elmer Steinkopf on June 22, 1939 in Sisseton, South Dakota. The couple made their home and farmed in Humboldt Township near Barnesville where they raised their family. Mr. Steinkopf died in 1969. In 1970 Jessie moved into Barnesville and in the early 70s worked for the Nursing Home in Barnesville. She later worked for the Barnesville Senior Citizen Center. Jessie lived in Leonhardt Manor for nearly 20 years before becoming a resident of the Barnesville Good Samaritan Society in 2005. She lived there until the time of her death. She was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church of Barnesville and the church Ladies Aid. For many years she enjoyed her homemaker group, was involved with F.F.A. when her children were active, and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 153 of Barnesville. She enjoyed crocheting embroidering, sewing and made many afghans. Jessie also enjoyed cooking and baking. She is survived by seven children, Alice (Ed) Poppel of Wolverton, Minnesota, Bernard Steinkopf of Brooks, Minnesota, Delilah (Joe) Schmitt of Barnesville, Arnold (Sylvia) Steinkopf of St. Pauls, North Carolina, Judith (Joseph) May of El Paso, Illinois and Mae Steinkopf of Fargo; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Willis (Harriet) Tillotson of Barnesville. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Jerome; her grandson Toby Poppel and her sister, Inez.
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