1918 – 2011
On September 25, 2011, Karoline Irene Steiger of
Kelowna passed away peacefully at the Village of Mill Creek nursing home, with family by her side. Karoline was 93 years
Predeceased by her
husband, Julius, in 2010, Karoline is survived by her children Erika (Egon) Stotz, Julius (Donna) Steiger, Christine (Wayne) Beerling, Horst (Sherry) Steiger and Dennis (Lynda) Steiger, her grandchildren Rolfe, Gloria, Elizabeth, Peter, Deborah,
Kathy, Mike, Rick and Christine, and their spouses, as well as many great and great-great grandchildren.
Karoline was born in Oedenburg, Austria on July 29, 1918. She married Julius in 1939 and they were together for 71 years. After the war they settled in Germany where they raised 4 children. In 1957 the family moved to Canada. Life was not always easy for the new immigrants, but Karoline and Julius worked hard to provide for the family, including their youngest son Dennis who was born in Canada. The family settled in Kelowna, but later moved to Whitehorse where they lived for many years before finally making
Kelowna their home again.
The greatest love of Karoline’s life was always her family. She was a devoted and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be dearly missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on October 8th, 2011 at the Village of Mill Creek.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the loving and caring staff at Mill Creek.