Jeanine Strader

Jeanine Strader
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Jeanine Marie Strader, nee Steppacher, 81, of Granite City, IL, formerly of Swansea, IL, born April 11, 1937, in East St. Louis, IL, IL, went to meet her Savior on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at her residence.

Mrs. Strader graduated from St. Teresa’s Academy, East St. Louis, IL, in June, 1955.  She had monthly lunch with her St. Teresa Academy friends and volunteered at Anderson Hospital with wonderful women.  Jeanine worked in the legal field until her retirement.  She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and had many wonderful friends.  She loved the St. Louis Cardinals, loved flowers, animals, sports, restaurants, theater and laughing. Jeanine had a special group of ladies for friends. I love you Gloria Cruz, Bonnie Wallace, Cyndi Carrill, and Sheila Jones.

She was preceded in death by a son, Mark J. McAteer; her loving parents, Val H. and Kathryn A., nee Fitzpatrick, Steppacher; and two sisters, Carol Rukavina, Brenda (Ray) Kirsch.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald W. (Pam) McAteer of Granite City, IL, and Philip J. (Cheryl) Kosydor of Edwardsville, IL;
three daughters, Kathryn M. (Terry) Mangi of Granite City, IL, Kristin M. Kosydor of Granite City, IL, and Kara A. (Brian) Arnold of Granite City, IL;
seven grandsons, Ryan (Rachel) McAteer, Jonathan (Tiffany) Kosydor, Jesse Kosydor, Dylan Dalton, Jake Dalton, Benjamin Sherfy, and Christopher Arnold;
three granddaughters, Ann Marie (Zeb) Hammond, and Kandace Kosydor;
four great-granddaughters, Reese Kathleen McAteer, Lo Hammond, Ella Meeks and Arden Kosydor;
four great-grandsons, Emmett Dalton, Vann McAteer, Mac Hammond, and Roman Kosydor;
a sister, Marilyn Magac of Sarasota, FL;
and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, August 19, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, August 19, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Chris Hill officiating.


6 Comments on Jeanine Strader

Kandace said : Guest Report Aug 19, 2018 at 3:50 AM

I love you grandma. I will miss you always.

  • Granite
  • IL
Toni Marie said : Guest Report Aug 18, 2018 at 11:34 AM

I love you Aunt Neenee. I will miss our special times together. ❤️❤️ See you soon!! ?

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Nancy Kinsey said : Guest Report Aug 17, 2018 at 4:12 PM

Jeanine and I worked together in litigation at Bryan Cave law firm several years ago. We were friends and had lots of laughs together as well as sharing our health problems. She was a wonderful person! My condolences to the family for their loss.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Ray Sr, Ray II, Rene & Mary Kirsch -Brenda's husband and kids said : Guest Report Aug 17, 2018 at 1:29 PM

We extend our deepest sympathy to all family & friends of Neen. So very sorry for loss; will miss her honesty; her laugh & teasing sense of humor and her loving ways. Prayers and hugs to all-Ray Sr, Ray II, Rene Mary & Spouses Sheri, Bob, Jeff; Carol and Bren will be with her now.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Angela Dabney said : Guest Report Aug 17, 2018 at 12:22 PM

I will miss you, you were always there for every event for myself and my children. I pray for your family during this difficult time.

  • Cocoa
  • Florida
LARRY ROWLAND said : Guest Report Aug 16, 2018 at 7:24 PM

Wings are a blessed thing.

  • Ohio

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