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Betty J. Steger

Betty J. Steger Betty J. Steger

Betty J. (Leichtle) Steger, 92, a resident of Fond du Lac Lutheran Home, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.
She was born in 1928 to Adolph and Angeline German in Fond du Lac. Betty graduated from Mayville High School.
She was united in marriage to Vernon Lau on April 24, 1948. Vernon passed away. On November 28, 1964, she then married Clarence Steger and celebrated 50 years until he passed in 2015.
Betty was a telephone operator in Theresa and then worked for Maysteel as a telephone operator/receptionist for many years. Together Betty and Clarence owned and operated “Clarence and Betty’s Tavern” in Theresa.
She enjoyed going Sturgeon Spearing and bullhead fishing on the Rock River. She loved playing sheepshead, bingo, and enjoyed her trips to Oneida Casino. She enjoyed time with her family and will be missed by all who knew her. Betty had many health challenges in her lifetime, but through her deep faith, strong will and determination, she always found a way to move forward.
Those Betty leaves behind to cherish her memory include her two children, D. Michael “Ching” (Jean) Lau of Theresa, and Connie (Dave) Kusek of Fond du Lac; three grandchildren, Beth (Jackson Hanft) Kusek, Mary Rose (Michael) Rohman and Michael Lau; a great-grandson, Henry David “Huck” Hanft; a brother, Tom (Shirley) Leichtle; a sister, Annamae (Frank) Marrese; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Pattee Lau; a granddaughter, Leah Lau; a brother, Paul (Millie) Leichtle; a sister, Marie (Lester) Beck; four sisters-in-law, Betty (Carl) Bandle, Lorinda (Vilas) Adelmeyer, Bernice (Harvey) Lindert, and Norma (Bob) Walther; five brothers-in-law, Merle (Anita) Steger and Lawrence (Lucille) Steger, Jr., Harvey (Nora) Lau, Ruben (Tannie) Lau, and Palmer (Eleanor) Lau.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Betty. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Memorials to the Theresa Legion Post #270 in Betty’s name would be appreciated.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Fond du Lac Lutheran Home and Marquardt Hospice for all their help and care.
Please consider signing our online guest book ( to share your condolences with the family. Cards addressed to the family may be sent in care of: Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service, 1315 W. Washington Street, West Bend, WI 53095.
Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service has been entrusted with Betty’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at