Shari Steinbach

Born: Sun., Dec. 14, 1947
Died: Sat., Jul. 10, 2021


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 27, 2021
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Home

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Tue., Jul. 27, 2021
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel

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Sharon “Shari” (Jordan) Steinbach, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 10, 2021 in the sanctuary of her sunroom overlooking her flower gardens. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, July 27 at 1 p.m. at Woodland Hills Funeral Home.  Visitation with family present will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. prior to the services at Woodland Hills.  Interment will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.

Shari was born December 14, 1947, the second daughter to Edward and Marilyn (Kueny) Jordan in Sioux City, IA. She was a graduate of Our Lady of Good Counsel in 1967 and later went on to attend South Central College, where she graduated in 1996. Shari worked for the City of Mankato and South Central College.

Shari often shared her many memories of enjoying summers on her grandparent’s farm in rural Iowa during her formative years. In her later years, you could find her cheering on her grandchildren at their various events and activities, spending time with her family or working in her beautiful flower gardens. She also enjoyed exercising at the YMCA with friends, quilting, listening to music, dancing, playing games and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. On many summer evenings, you would find her quietly reading in her sun porch. A world traveler, Shari enjoyed her travels to Europe and most recently Cuba; she enjoyed sharing her experiences with family and friends.  She loved the outdoors, and you could often find her bike riding, enjoying quiet walks around the neighborhood and on the Red Jacket Trail.

Family was a central core in her life; she loved fiercely and cherished her family. She was passionate about creating a better world for her grandchildren, and advocated for causes in which she believed. She had a great sense of humor, was always ready to lend an ear or a helping hand, and always seemed to know just what to say in times of need. She was a strong, vibrant, beautiful woman who will be remembered always, and profoundly missed.

She is survived by her daughter, Annastasia (Jerry) Braam of Waseca; sons, Joshua (Anita) Steinbach and Ethan (Sara) Steinbach both of Mankato; grandchildren, Katie, Jake and Seth Braam, Mariah and Riley Steinbach, and, Spencer, Brenden and Liliana Steinbach; great grandchildren Hudson and Hadley; sisters, Carol (Clem) Gilbertson of Mankato, Judy (Jim) Harris of Mankato; and Patricia (Joe) McDonnell of Summerville, SC; brothers, John (Jan) Jordan of Kasota and Ron (Sue) Jordan of Mankato, brother-in-law Jim Becker of Ft. Collins, Colorado, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Shari is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Donna Becker.

Attendees are asked to wear something vibrant in honor of Shari; she loved flowers and her favorite color was purple.

Memorials are preferred to the American Heart Association (, American Cancer Society (, or to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (

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Josh Domeier
   Posted Sun July 18, 2021
My condolences to you family. I enjoyed working alongside her at SCC. She was such a friendly and caring person.

Melinda Woolworth
   Posted Wed July 21, 2021
Prayers and sympathy from the Woolworth/Jordan family in Kansas City.
Melinda and Bryan

Mary (Sand) Kuncl
   Posted Tue July 27, 2021
Our hearts go out to all the family. Sending love, and prayers. Always remember Shari's beautiful, contagious smile. She touched the lives of so many. Mary and David Kuncl

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