|Misc*||She was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.|
Faith Steinkamp, 52, of Carroll, died Sunday, June 18, 2017, at her home in Carroll following a courageous battle with cancer.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll. The Celebrant will be Fr. Timothy Johnson. Mass servers will be: Patrick McAlister and Dawson Miller. Music will be by Marcy Anderson, Michele Phillips, and Tom Geake. Lector for the funeral mass will be Todd Bunge. Gift Bearers will be: Erin Cox, Jessica Ruse, Kaitlin Geake, and Nikki Bierl. Eucharistic Minister will be Mike Berger. Casket Bearers will be: Jake Galligan, Corey Vanderheiden, Nick Vanderheiden, Luke Vanderheiden, Ryan McAlister, Andy McAlister, Marty McAlister and Aaron Miller. Burial will be in St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Breda.
Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll after 4 p.m. on Tuesday where there will be a Christian Wake Service at 6:30 p.m. The casket will be moved to Holy Spirit Church on Wednesday where visitation will resume at 1:30 p.m. and will continue until time of the funeral mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the St. Anthony Hospital Oncology Center, or the New Hope Village Client Fund. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll and online condolences may be left for Faith’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com.
Faith was born on July 20, 1964, in Carroll, Iowa; a place she was proud to call home. She attended Holy Spirit School and graduated from Kuemper in 1982; Faith furthered her education at Iowa Western Community College, where she studied Human Services. While attending Kuemper, Faith met many people who would end up being her lifelong friends.
Faith worked at New Hope Village for over 30 years where she eventually became the Director of Transportation. Faith was loved by staff and clients alike, and she looked forward to going to work every day. She continued to work well after her cancer diagnosis and while undergoing her cancer treatments.
Faith dedicated her life to being a loving mother, wife, and friend. She was immensely proud of her son Dillon, and was devoted to her husband Jim, who she married November 29, 2002.
Faith loved spending time with her son, going on walks with her husband, getting together with family and friends, traveling, shopping, decorating, Godfathers Pizza, and being at the lake with her loved ones.
Her many family and friends remember her as fun-loving, outgoing, compassionate, and always ready to have a great time. She loved telling stories, and oftentimes watching her tell it was more entertaining than the actual story. She knew everyone, and it was joked that she could travel halfway across the country and still run into someone she knew.
Faith is survived by her husband Jim of Carroll; her son Dillon Walsh of Ames; her step children: Tam (Todd) Bunge of Polk City, Doug (Kira) Steinkamp of Breda, Lindsey (Dan) Umstattd of Lee’s Summit, MO; 9 grandchildren: Nathaniel, Jacob, Michael Bunge, Jonah Steinkamp, Colby and Brody Umstattd, Parker, Avery, and Harper Steinkamp; her siblings Ann (Patrick) McAlister of Bayard, Bev (Gordon) Miller of Storm Lake, Cynthia (Darren) Hudson of Whittmann, Arizona, Duane (Kathy) Vanderheiden of Omaha, Ed Vanderheiden of Carroll, Gary (Julie) Vanderheiden of Fort Worth, Texas: her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Dick (Jan) Steinkamp of Breda, Alyce (Leon) Bierl of Arcadia, Tom Steinkamp of Carroll, LeRoy “Doc” (Sherry) Steinkamp of Breda, Mike (Lori) Steinkamp of Breda, Mary (Larry) Dettbarn of Breda, Dale (Phyllis) Steinkamp of Breda, and Dean (Dana) Steinkamp of Creston; several aunts, uncles, many nieces, nephews, and countless friends.
Faith was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Vanderheiden; her parents-in-law: Leonard and Lynette Steinkamp; her brother, Thomas Vanderheiden; her step-son, Scott Steinkamp; her sister-in-law Laurie Steinkamp; her brother-in-law Jerry Steinkamp; her nephew Adam Steinkamp; her niece Tessa Steinkamp; her nephew Thomas McAlister; and her niece Sarah Miller.