Edward J. Steimel

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Born January 20, 1922 in Running Lake, Arkansas, Edward J. Steimel died Saturday, April 9 at the House of Grace in Denham Springs, Louisiana. He was 94. He served as Executive Director of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana from 1951 to 1975; he was President and Director of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry from 1975 to 1988. He was Director of Development for the LSU College of Engineering from 1988 to 2006. Through his fundraising efforts, LSU gained more than 50 scholarships, 106 professorships and 15 special chairs for the college. He and his wife, Mary were instrumental in co-founding the Cerebral Palsy Center of Baton Rouge; now known as the McMains Children's Developmental Center. He is survived by his children and their spouses Mary Jo Steimel O'Neal and husband Jon of Denham Springs; Edward J. Steimel, Jr. and wife Sarah Sanders Steimel; and George F. Steimel and wife Mary Cardini, all of Baton Rouge; sisters Margaret Steimel Baltz and husband Bernard of Pocahontas, Arkansas ;Viola Steimel Jansen of St. Louis, Missouri; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Welch Steimel ; daughter, Phyllis Susanne Steimel; parents, George and Josephine Steimel; brother Hubert Steimel; sisters Lucille Steimel Fair, Mildred Steimel Qualls and Rita Jo Steimel. He was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 12 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, April 13 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church followed by Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow at Greenoaks Cemetery. Pallbearers are his grandsons T.J., Jonathan, Phil and Quentin Lewis; Brad Steimel; and great grandson, Kaleb Flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the McMains Children's Developmental Center or the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Apr. 10 to Apr. 13, 2016
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