Fairbank-Evea “Eve” Mina Krueger Stainbrook,99 formerly of Fairbank died Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at ABCM Rehabiltation Centers of Indpendence-East.
Services will be Monday, December 17, 2012 @ 10:30 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fairbank. Visitation will be on Sunday December 16 from 3-7 pm at the funeral home, and for one hour before services at the church. Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Cedar Valley Hospice.
She was born June 8, 19103 near Jesup, Iowa the daughter of Albert Henry and Dora Elizabeth Ferch Krueger. She graduated from Pitze’s Beauty school in 1932. As a beautician, she owned and operated shops in Independence and Fairbank for 76 years. In 1934 she married Neil Lane and they were later divorced. She married Lawrence Stainbrook in 1945, they farmed near Fairbank. Lawrence died in 1975. In 1998 she was chosen by KCRG-TV as one of “9 who care” for outstanding volunteer work. Her civic and charitable contributions included 50 year member of the Fairbank Tourist Club, Commercial Club, American Auxillary and St. John’s Lutheran Church. She was a tireless worker, who gave generously to her family, her church and her community.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Betsy Bryant of El Cerrito, CA. two grandsons, David Lane of San Diego, CA. and Neil LAne of Seattle WA. A granddaughter-in-law Amalia Lane and two great-grandsons, Tomas and Felipe Lane of El Cerritto, CA. a sister-in-law, Ruth Krueger of Sherwood, AK. a brother-in-law Robert Lehman of Dubuque. Also nieces and nephews, Kent Yeager, Mark, Brian and Grant Lehman, Lynda Hoiltz, Barb Nash, Jan Neal, Merle Krueger, Don and Richard Mease.
She was preceded in death by her son, George Lane in 2006, three brothers, William (in infancy), Thomas and Delmar Krueger and two sisters, Dorothy Yeager Lehman and Edith Mease.