Magdaline "Maggie" Steinert, child of God, passed away April 17, 2018 after a brief hospitalization and time spent in recovery. Visitation is scheduled from 5-7 pm Friday, April 20, at Bismarck Funeral Home, and her funeral will be held at 11 am Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 1004 East Highland Acres Road, Bismarck, with Pastor Lisa Ahlness officiating.
Maggie was born March 17, 1921 to Jacob and Barbara (Sayler) Forderer, near Wishek, ND. She was the youngest of 12 children, but the first in her family to complete high school and attend business school. She had to move away from home to do so, because the nearest high school was in Linton.
She married Edwin Steinert on October 11, 1941 and the couple raised four daughters in a home filled with faith, love and laughter. The dining room table often had several "extra" kids joining the family for some of Maggie's generous cooking and cheerful company. Maggie will also be remembered as "that gift shop lady" from Cowan Drug and Gift Shop, whose remarkable memory about her customers and their collections lasted through the years. She had a tremendous faith, a hardworking spirit, and an open heart for hospitality. She loved God, her family and friends, her church family, and showed that in so many ways, whether it was crocheting caps for newborns, cross-stitching dish towels, baking a batch of a grandchild's favorite cookies, or sewing a daughter's wedding gown.
Maggie was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, and her beloved husband of 67 years, Edwin, as well as daughter Peggy Hefter; two sons-in-law, Dr. Barry Johnson, and William Hefter. She is survived by three daughters, Beverly (Gary) Hochhalter, Shakopee, MN, LaVerne Johnson, Rapid City, SD, and Deb Carpenter, Bismarck; six grandchildren, Michelle (Scott) Addyman, Eden Prairie, MN, Sandy (Charles) Edwards, East Bethel, MN, Andrew (Andrea Anderson) Johnson, Williston, ND, Christopher (Jennifer) Johnson, Rapid City, SD, Jennifer (Tony) Carlson, and Mathew (Tammy) Hefter, Glendale, AZ; nine great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, "adopted" daughters, and special friends. She will be missed by all who knew her.