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Marian J. “Tootie” Steinheimer

Marian J. "Tootie" Steinheimer

Marian J. “Tootie” Steinheimer, nee Sweitzer, age 87, of New Athens, IL, born August 26, 1932 in Cobden, IL, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL. Mrs. Steinheimer was a homemaker. She was a longtime member of VFW Post 7710 Ladies’ Auxiliary in New Athens, an avid gardener and a former Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Marion and Minnie (Hicks) Sweitzer, husband; Wilmer H. “Steinie” Steinheimer, whom she married on May 14, 1955 in Cobden, IL and who passed away on September 5, 2018, one daughter; Mary Sue Fauth, one daughter-in-law; Cathie Steinheimer, two sisters and one brother.

Marian is survived by three children; Ralph (Roxie) Steinheimer of Sarasota, FL, Rita (Randy) Lawless and Mark Steinheimer, all of New Athens, IL,  two sisters; Frances Holley of Cobden, IL and Shirley Razick of Sarasota, FL, one son-in-law; John (Janet) Fauth of New Athens, IL three grandchildren; Cassie (John) Eachus, Andrew (Autumn Rensing) Fauth and Erin (Greg Cahoon) Fauth, five great grandchildren; Angela Minnie Eachus, Skylar Jade Fauth, Aubrie Michelle Fauth, John Arthur Eachus, Jr and Chet Gregory Cahoon.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Condolences to the family maybe expressed online at

Visitation: No public visitation times are scheduled.

Funeral: A private family graveside service will be held.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Phill and Lesia Zipfel says:

    We were so sorry to hear about Tootie. She and Steinie always treated me like family when I came to New Athens. Steinie was the best boss i ever had. I’ll always remember them with great fondness.

  2. Mary Light says:

    My condolences on the passing of Tootie!

  3. Anita mueller says:

    May all your special memories comfort you during this difficult time. I remember all the time we spent at your house when I was at my grandma’s house. The tents in the back yard! Our sympathies to all of you

  4. Sherry Schmierbach says:

    Rita, Mark and Ralph, thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Your mother and father were wonderful to alot of other families. Just loved them.

  5. Mark Stehl says:

    So sorry for your loss. May God Bless and comfort your family in your time of grief and sorrow. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  6. MIke and Dawn Buettner says:

    Tootie was like another mother to us. She and mom and dad and the Nuernburgers had some good times. From Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts and Girl Scout, as well as the VFW, Tootie was always one willing to serve and help out. Our prayers of comfort for Ralph, Rita, Mark and their families. Let the good memories fill the void

    • Rita says:

      Donna and I were just texting about that. I told her they probably had a pinochle game going as soon as she got there. The crew is back together again ♥️

  7. Morris Linnemann says:

    A prayer for the family. Some good memories of Tootie and Steine having a good dance at the New Athens dance hall years ago. What a loving couple. RIP Tootie.
    Morris Linnemann

  8. Linda Meyer says:

    Rest in peace Tootie. Thanks for the years you watched out for my mom Helen Juenger. You was a good friend for her.

  9. Chiyoko Louise Gussin née Miller says:

    My condolences to the family.

  10. Rochelle Kunkelmann says:

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family

    • Rita says:

      Thank you

      • Shelley Houston Goodman says:

        Ralph and entire Steinheimer family,
        My deepest sympathies to you for the loss of your mother and loved one. I hope the memories of her will feel like a big hug.

  11. Pam Hammel says:

    Rest In Peace my friend until we meet again

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