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Funeral Services for Marilyn Steckelberg, age 76, of Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2023, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norfolk. Reverend Randy Rasmussen will officiate, with burial at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, November 12, 2023, from 4 to 7 P.M. at the Home for Funeral Chapel, 708 Georgia Ave.
The Service will be live streamed on the Home for Funeral’s website.
Marilyn passed away Friday, November 10, 2023, at her home in Norfolk with family by her side.
Marilyn was born in Osmond to Henry and Lydia (Geiger) Muller on February 21, 1947. She was baptized at Eden Valley Lutheran Church on March 30, 1947. Marilyn grew up in the Breslau area and attended District 77 school. She moved and then graduated in 1965 from Plainview High School. In 1966, she graduated from Bahner’s Beauty College, located in Fremont, with a degree in Cosmetology.
On May 8, 1966, Marilyn was united in marriage to Dale Steckelberg. They lived in Norfolk where she owned her own beauty salon, Fashion Hair Port. She became a stay-at-home mom when becoming proud parents of four children Ryan, Joel, Steven, and Rhonda. Once they were all in school, she started working at several restaurants, starting with the Brass Lantern and ending with the Granary. Marilyn loved the many customers and the challenge of the jobs.
Her favorite things to do were collecting angels, decorating for holidays, going to rummages, camping, eating out, and road trips to most of the states. Marilyn was grateful to be able to enjoy country living on their acreage with all the trees, flowers, birds, and wildlife.
Most of all she loved her family and cherished time spent with them. All the “I Love You’s” and hugs meant so much to her. She always tried to support and give them unconditional love.
Because of her amazing relationship with God, she was at peace with having liver cancer diagnosis and accepted God’s plan for her. As her days were numbered, her messages to others were to enjoy each day, love one another and not to be judgmental and hold grudges. Marilyn believed that all her prayers from her heart would make a difference and that everyone should allow God in their hearts to guide them through their lives.
Those left to celebrate her life are her loving husband of 57 years, Dale; her sons, Ryan (Annette) Steckelberg, Joel Steckelberg (April Eckert), and Steven (Melanie) Steckelberg; daughter, Rhonda Steckelberg; brother-in-law, Herman Kruse; grandchildren, Jordan (Joe) Rudebush, Tyler Steckelberg (Sadie McCloud), Amber Steckelberg, and Madelyn Steckelberg; great-grandchildren, Blakely, Ryker, Lydia Steckelberg with another on the way; and also many special nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Lydia Muller; sisters, Sharlyn Kruse and Carolyn Steckelberg (Homer); nephew, Mike Kruse; and in-laws, Herman Steckelberg and DeLila Steckelberg (Dalton).