August 12, 1932 - January 10, 2021
Mavis Ann Steinle, 88, of Traverse City stepped into the presence of the Lord she loved on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Bay Ridge Assisted Living Center in Traverse City. Born on Friday, August 12, 1932. She attended schools in Milwaukee, graduating from Custer High School. She met the love of her life in high school, Edward Steinle, when he kissed her under the mistletoe. When she opened her eyes, she was "taken" by this wonderful man. They married on February 2, 1952 in Milwaukee and they would spend 62 wonderful years together until Ed was called home in 2013. Mavis’ proudest achievements were her family, and being a wife and mother. She lived by example and her kindness and loving ways touched many. She was an amazing human being, missed by all she touched with her heart. Ed and Mavis were blessed to be parents to five wonderful children. They were very active in the churches they were part of, and members at Trinity Lutheran Church in Traverse City. Mavis enjoyed singing in the choir as well as other activities at church. Mavis and Ed enjoyed dancing, especially the polka. They would travel the country in their motor home, stopping in cities to find a church to worship at on Sunday. They would often ask the Pastor of the church they were visiting as to how they could help in the community while they were visiting. Mavis will always be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor, but more importantly for her commitment to her children and their families and her love for each one, but her devotion and love for her Lord and Savior will be remembered most of all. Mavis is survived by her children, Thomas (Teri), Kathleen Gift, Mark (Judy), Susan (Steve) Jones and Laura (Greg) Stasiak. Also surviving are her grandchildren Kristin, Jenny (Brock), Chad (Kim) Jamie (Jason), Matthew (Jen), Coleton (Crystal), Connor (Heather) Dylan (Kate) Olivia (Austin), Jesse (Jordan), Alex, Kaitlyn and Alyssa. Mavis was also blessed with her great grandchildren, Finley, Penelope, Isabella, Mason, Gage, Finnley, Luca and Bjorn; 3 little blessings on their way in the next months and loving friends, Anne, Tim, Scott and Evan Perry. Mavis was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence, Grace and Joe Smelts, her beloved husband, Ed, and her sister, Carol Anderson. She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Rose Yaksh and Nickie Steinle. A service to celebrate Mavis' life will take place via livestream on Friday, January 15 at 11 a.m. To participate, please log in to www.rjfh.tv, then click on Mavis' photo to be connected to the service. The family has asked that Mavis be remembered through memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Association, 25200 Telegraph Road, Ste. 100, Southfield, MI 48033 or online at www.alz.org/gma.
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