Elaine Louise Steinhaus, nee Gurgel

Elaine Louise Steinhaus, nee Gurgel, age 78 of Oak Brook. Beloved wife of Alfred “Al” Edgar Steinhaus, Sr.; fond mother of Cheryl Joy (David) Pothast, Alfred Edgar (Missy) Steinhaus, Jr. and Christine Ann Steinhaus; dear grandmother of Alex Steinhaus, Alyson (Phillip) Allman, Lindsey Mather, Jack Mather and Scott Mather; great grandmother of Grace Allman; sister of Norman (Sandy) Gurgel, Lenore (the late Tom) McCauley, Melvin (MaryLou) Gurgel and the late Adele (Ted) Heuser; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday, February 12, 2017, 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL. 60513. Lying in State Monday, February 13, 2017, 9:30 A.M. to Time of Service 10 A.M. at St. Johns Lutheran Church, 7214 Cass Avenue, Darien, IL 60561. Graveside Interment Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery. Memorials appreciated to: St. Johns Early Children’s Learning Center, 7214 Cass Avenue, Darien, IL 60561.  Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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  1. Jim Steinhaus condolence:

    Dear: Uncle Bud, Cheryl and Christine.
    I’m very much saddened to hear about the loss of my aunt, but it makes me feel better knowing how much you all loved her. She was a lucky lady and I know you feel lucky to have had her as your mother. I will always think of her fondly. I think what I remember most about her was her distinctive laugh and how genuine it was. I swear I can hear it to this day. It’s a good memory. My thoughts are with you all.


  2. Ruth Volkman (Kuehn) condolence:

    Al and Fammily…
    I just learned of Elaine’s passing today from my cousin Mary Kuehn. Although it has been many, many years I still remember her laugh and that goes back to high school and Walther League days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time, but we are reassured of her heavenly home where she can rest in peace and pain free. God bless you all.


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