Mae E. Steele

January 10, 1935 ~ February 9, 2018 (age 83)

Funeral services for Mae Steele of Warroad, MN will be held on Monday, February 19th at 2 PM at Zion Lutheran Church in Warroad.  Visitation will be one hour prior at the church; with interment at America Cemetery at a later date.

Mae Ethel Steele was born on January 10, 1935, in Roosevelt, MN, to John “Jack” and Emma (Nash) Storey.

She graduated from high school in 1952, the first of her family to do so. She married Charlie “Bud” Steele in December 1953 and lived and worked in the Warroad area until 1966. The family then moved to St. Paul, MN where Mae worked at Crescent Creamery until 1967. She then went to work for Knox Lumber Company. In 1977 Knox Lumber opened a new store in Duluth, MN where Mae worked until she retired in 1996. She moved “home” to Warroad after retirement where she enjoyed family and friends until her death.

Mae passed away on February 9, 2018, at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND at the age of 83. She is survived by her son, Chuck Steele of Warroad, daughter Connie Steele and friend Paul of Bloomington, MN, son-in-law David White of Warroad; grandchildren Kenny (Lisa) Sipe, Crystal Rosenau, Charles White, Nikki White, Kelly, Shirley, and Emily Steele; eight great-grandchildren Savanna, Cheyenne, Samara, Sadie, Daimen, Seth, Lydia, and Maci; sisters Emily Colonica of Lake Tahoe, CA, Jerry (Floyde) Streiff of International Falls, MN, Lois (Marlin) Olson of Wannaska, MN, Dorothy (Oliver) Jesme of Warroad,  Delphine (Curtis) Lafky of Courland, MN; brothers Walter (Judy) Storey of Williams, MN, Ted (Sue) Storey of Warroad; two sisters-in-law Beverly Storey of Warroad, Virginia Storey of Warroad, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie “Bud” Steele; daughters Roxanna White, infant Shirley Steele; grandson, Ryan Steele, great-granddaughter Ameliana Rosenau; parents Jack and Emma Storey; brothers George, Lester (Ramona) Storey, infant Jackie; sisters infant Violet, Addie (Andy) Streiff, Betty Fish, Joy (Glen) Phillipe; in-laws Clyde Colonica, Ralph and Margaret Nesheim and Claire and Elvina Knight; and several nieces and nephews.

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