Mary J. Steenbergen

Date of Death: Oct 23, 2021
Mary J. Steenbergen

1925 - 2021

Mary J. Steenbergen, 96, of Waupun, passed away Oct. 23, 2021 at Prairie Ridge in Waupun.

Mary was born August 17, 1925 in Oijen The Netherlands, the oldest child of Gradus and Geertruda van Bueningen.

Mary attended trade school in The Netherlands and became a talented seamstress. She was united in marriage to Martin Steenbergen on Sept. 25, 1951 and they immigrated to the United States that year. They lived in Appleton, Menomonee Falls and finally settled in Waupun where they owned and operated Martins Bakery for 10 years.

Mary was a kind person, devout Catholic and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church Waupun. She was a member of the Altar Society and a mass server for the weekday masses for many years. Mary enjoyed quilting, reading, jigsaw puzzles and especially knitting.

She is survived by her son Leon (Lori) of Waupun; four grandchildren and their spouses and 3 great-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin; her parents; her siblings and their spouses.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Mary Steenbergen will be held Friday, October 29, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waupun.


Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Waupun.

Special Thanks

The family would like to thank Generations Hospice for providing care to Mary.



  1. Anja Van Zandvoort Says: October 29, 2021 at 4:55 am

    Aunt Rie was a very nice aunt and I will cherise the time I have spent with here.
    We send you our deepest condolences. We can not be there but our thoughts and prayers are.

  2. LeeAnn Westenmeyer Says: October 31, 2021 at 9:27 am

    When I was 11 years old (I am 42 now) my grandparents took me on a bus trip that Mary and Marty were on also. Mary and Marty kept in contact with me all these years, and then Mary after Marty passed away. I’m am sorry for your loss. Mary will be missed.

  3. Cynthia Vanderkin Says: November 1, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    Lori and Leon, Fly and I are so sorry to hear of your loss.

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