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Obituary: Margaret A. Steele, 83

Margaret passed away Thursday, August 11, 2022 in Kalamazoo. She was born October 31, 1938 in Alamo Township the daughter of Cornelius and Wilma (Kindle) Groen. For many years Margaret worked at National City Bank until her retirement. In her free time Margaret liked playing cards and in her younger years enjoyed showing horses in 4-H. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. On February 2, 1957 at St. Margaret Catholic Church she married Thomas Steele who passed away in 2009. Surviving are her children, Kim (Michael) Schaafsma of Martin, Kelly (James) Rohaeek of AL, Melissa Steele of Plainwell and Virginia (Greg) Smith of GA; 9 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Beverly Tague and Diane Yeaman along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and siblings, Charles, Mary Lou, Darlene, Elaine and Gary. Friends may visit with Margaret’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Monday, August 15, 2022, at St. Margaret Catholic Church until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M., with Rev. Fr. Simon Manjooran officiating. Burial will take place at 2:30 P.M., at South Martin Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Margaret may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Ministry, St. Margaret Catholic Church or The Medical Team Hospice. Messages of condolence may be posted at

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