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Gloria Mae Steger

November 10, 1925 ~ November 8, 2020 (age 94)

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Gloria “Miki” Winnige Steger passed away peacefully at her home on November 8, 2020, at the age of 94. Miki was preceded in death by her husband Armand “Coach” Steger Sr., her parents Hermann A. and Mayme McHugh Winnige, stepmother Jenny Winnige, siblings Patricia Winnige Moore and Edward Winnige and daughter Pamela Steger Posecai.
She is survived by her sons Armand Steger Jr., Edward Steger Sr. (Kerri), and son in law Scott Posecai Sr. (Jackie). Grandmother of Brandi Posecai Carapina (Joey), Edward Steger Jr., Scott Posecai Jr., and Amanda Steger. Great grandmother of Kolbe Golden, Joseph Carapina Jr., and Charles Carapina.
She was Vice President of the Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Catholic Library Association from 1989-1990 and President from 1991-1993. She received the Sister Mary Aquin Lorio Memorial Award in 1994. She was a member of the National Catholic Library Association and was asked to create presentations for their conferences. She was a founding member and Leader of the Jefferson Parish Library Group and a member of the Louisiana Library Association.
She graduated from Southwest Louisiana College, St. Mary’s Dominican College, and the University of New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree in education, a certificate in Library Science and a master’s degree in Education. She dedicated her life to education. She was a beloved fourth grade teacher and Librarian at St. Matthew the Apostle School in River Ridge from 1974-2005 where she referred to her students’ as “George”.
Miki was an extremely talented seamstress who created beautiful costumes for Mardi Gras balls, dance reviews and prom dresses for family and friends. She loved sports - especially the LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints. She loved her family and her students dearly and “No” was not in her vocabulary. She was kind, compassionate, supportive and a joy to have a conversation with. She was loved, honored, and appreciated by everyone who met her. Miki was an extraordinary woman who certainly left her mark on her family, friends and students.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation and recitation of the Rosary at Tharp-Sontheimer 1600 N. Causeway Blvd. Metairie on Saturday November 21, 2020 at 10:00 am. Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery No. 3 in New Orleans.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer Masses or donations to The Pamela Posecai Cancer Services Fund c/o Ochsner Clinic Foundation Dept. of Philanthropy 1514 Jefferson Hwy., New Orleans, LA 70121.
 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
November 21, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home
1600 North Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA 70001

Prayer Service
Saturday
November 21, 2020

12:00 PM
Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home
1600 North Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA 70001

Video is available for this event


Cemetery

St. Patrick Cemetery #3
City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA

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