Fannie T. Steinkraus

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 2, 2007

SALISBURY – Fannie Lucile Trexler Steinkraus, formerly of Salisbury, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at The Laurels of Salisbury at the age of 89. Mrs. Steinkraus had made her home with her daughter, Paula, and son-in-law, Ed, in Mocksville for the past two years.

Born Oct. 24, 1917, in Rowan County, Mrs. Stein-kraus was the daughter of the late James P. and Maggie Chunn Trexler.

She received her schooling at Ellis Crossroad School. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a member of the VFW Auxiliary 3006.

She worked in the Erlanger Mills in Lexington during her early years. Mrs. Steinkraus worked many years at the Murphy Five and Dime in Albion, Mich., then at Union Steel Products, retiring in 1975. Upon returning to Salisbury she worked in the blueprinting department at GE.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Roland L. Steinkraus, on March 8, 2005, son James Louis Steinkraus, and sister Rose Lee Williams.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Ed Williams and grandson Brian R. Williams, all of Mocksville; brothers Adam (Gladys) Trexler, Lexington, J.P. (Mable) Trexler, Spencer, and L.C. (Nancy) Trexler, Charlotte; and sisters Mrs. Lorene (Lawrence) Hall, Charlotte, and Mrs. Faye (Bill) Hilliard, Salisbury.


Services will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at Summersett Memorial Chapel officiated by the Rev. Rick Trexler and the Rev. Donnie Chapman. The body will be cremated following the service. Burial will be at a later date at U.S. National Cemetery.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Summersett Funeral Home.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Jerusalem Baptist Church, Prayers and Squares Quilt Ministry, 3164 U.S. Hwy 601 South, Mocksville, NC 27028.