Mary Alice Steele, age 83 of Grand Rapids, formerly of Mansfield, Ohio and Warsaw IN; passed away Thursday June 15, 2017 at her daughter’s home where she had resided since moving to Grand Rapids in 2009.
Mary Alice was born March 19, 1934 in Jewel Ridge, VA to Ellis R. and Edna T. (Jackson) Rasnake. She was united in marriage to Kyle William Steele on May 5, 1956 in Bucyrus, OH. She was a member of the Lexington, OH Grace Brethren Church, which she attended for many years before moving to Warsaw, IN in 1994.
She will be fondly remembered by her many friends and relatives for the love of her vegetable and flower gardens and sharing of her favorite recipes. Mary Alice also touched many people with her generosity and sharing of her beautiful handmade dishrags, towels, baby sweaters, booties, hats, and blankets.
Mary Alice is preceded in death by her parents, husband; sister Anna Lou Carr; and brother Douglas Rasnake.
She will be lovingly missed by her two children; Trudy (Darrell) Hasbargen of Grand Rapids, and Philip (Julie) Steele of Warsaw, IN; 7 grandchildren, Jonathan (Kaitlynn) Steele of Mankato, MN, Hannah (Shane) Daniels of Deer River, MN; Jacob Steele of Warsaw IN, Kenn Hasbargen and Molly Hasbargen both of Grand Rapids.
She is survived by sisters Othell McMicheal, Lottie (Paul) LaRue; and brothers, Wayne (Elna) Rasnake and Randall Rasnake.
Visitation will be Wednesday, June 21st from 10 AM until the funeral service at 11 AM at Evangelical Free Church in Grand Rapids
Memorials preferred to Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at Intervarsity/USA, 124 E. Walnut Street Suite 60, Mankato, MN 56001
Arrangements are with Rowe Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Grand Rapids, MN.