Evelyn Lucille Schumacher Steinhart
Evelyn Lucille Schumacher Steinhart passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 after a short illness.
Evelyn was born March 12, 1929 in Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin to Edward and Hilda (Mode) Schumacher. She grew up on a farm on Big Bass Lake, Cohasset, Minnesota. Evelyn “Toots” was the middle of nine children. She married Douglas H. Steinhart August 24, 1946 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. They made their home in Minnesota where their son, Larry, was born; Washington, where daughters Jeanette, Nancy and Brenda were born; Wyoming, and finally, Laurel, Montana.
Evelyn was an active member of the First Nazarene Church in Laurel, a past Community Hope quilter, RSVP member and Laurel Senior Center member. She also helped Doug with their towing business. When Evelyn took a Tybo class, her grandchildren nicknamed her Tybo Gram. She knit all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren Christmas stockings, made baby blankets, and wedding quilts. Gramma always had cookies in her cookie jar, especially her mother’s sugar cookies decorated with frosting and sprinkles. Every Christmas Mom made her mother’s special Christmas bread for the family.
Evelyn is survived by her son, Larry and wife Judy of Laurel; daughters and sons-in-law Jeanette and Curt Quist of Butte; Nancy and Blaine Grossman of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; and Brenda and Mike Hegel of Bozeman. She had 12 grandchildren, Neil (Tiffani) Lawrence, Molt; Ryan (Srdjan) Lawrence, Ariz.; Brooke (Justin) Zabrocki, Billings; Toby (Anna) Steinhart, Oregon; Davin (Amie) Quist, Butte; Ian (Christine) Quist, Idaho; Alysha (Reuben) Vold, Missoula; Tami Grossman, Billings, Tori (Satarri) Tofte, Oregon; Libby Hegel (Dylan Solomon), Wash.; Kenna (Bryan) Collette, Oregon. Fourteen children called her great-gramma, Dalton, Morgan, Madison, Jordan, Jake, Nash, Nickey, Emma, Ellie, Louise, Oscar, Swede, Traxler, and Taimber. She is also survived by three sisters, Audrey Moe, and the twins Delane Tinquist and Darlene O’Brien; and one brother, Lawrence Schumacher.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas, grandson Craig, parents Edward and Hilda Schumacher and step-mother Manila. One sister and four brothers also preceded her in death.
The family would like to thank St. John’s Hospice, The Richardson Cottage, and staff for their excellent care and compassion for Mom. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to The Crossings, St. Johns Hospice, or Laurel First Church of the Nazarene.