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Carolyn M. Steirer

August 3, 1937 October 4, 2017
Carolyn M. Steirer
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Carolyn M. Steirer, age 80, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Pierre, SD and Oak Park, IL; loving mother of Suzanne (Martin) Battistoni, Sherrie (Richard) Neidhardt and Stephanie (William) Klug; cherished “Amma” of Melanie Battistoni, Kimberly (Frank) Alonso, Jacqueline (Warren) Khatib, and Nick and Amaya Klug; Great-Amma of Isabel Alonso. Carolyn was a 1959 graduate of St. Olaf College, in Northfield, MN, receiving a degree in Dietetics. She began her career as a dietician working at Edward Hines VA hospital in Maywood, IL. She then took time away from her career to focus on raising her daughters in Oak Park, IL. In 1973, she started her lifelong career in the field of real estate. She held an executive position at the Oak Park Board of Realtors for many years. In the early 1990’s she made a career move to Pierre, South Dakota, to work as the Executive Director for the South Dakota Association of Realtors. In 2000, she retired to Sarasota, FL, working part-time for the Sarasota Board of Realtors. She loved to travel,had a great passion for reading and enjoyed an enriched life of faith within in her church family by being an active member of choir, prayer groups and stewardship. She created many beautiful friendships along life’s journey which she held dear to her heart. Carolyn will truly be missed by all her family and friends.
Memorial visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Friday October 13, 2017 at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday October 14, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at United Lutheran Church, 409 Greenfield St, Oak Park, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made on her behalf to St. Olaf College (

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Memorial Visitation




4:00 PM 10/13/2017 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/13/2017 8:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Memorial Service




10:30 AM 10/14/2017 10:30:00 AM
United Lutheran Church

409 Greenfield Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

United Lutheran Church
409 Greenfield Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Olaf College

1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057

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