WANDA STEICHEN

Kennewick, Wash.

Wanda Grace (Burnett) Steichen, 90, of Packwood, WA/Kennewick, Wash., died on Sept. 9, 2019, at Trios Hospital in Kennewick, Wash.

Wanda was born to Roy and Alma (Katz) Burnett, on July 31, 1929 in Huron, S.D. She graduated from High School in Huron. She met her husband Robert at a dance in Huron, and they were married after her high school graduation on June 11, 1947. They were married 68 years and had nine children.

Wanda was a full time mom and homemaker to her husband and nine children. She was a caregiver to many of her grandchildren. She also found time to be a charter member and had the role of President during her membership with the Young Ladies Institute #214 in Richland, Wash. She was a cuer for the Mountain Ma’s and Pa’s Square Dance Club in Packwood, Wash. She also held roles as secretary of the Randle Grange #865 and Treasurer of the High Valley Women’s Club, as well as a member of the St. Mary’s Guild in Packwood, Wash.  

She enjoyed doing crafts, playing bridge and crocheting. She crocheted afghans for all of her nine children, baby blankets for her 23 grandchildren and 17 great-grand children and blankets for wedding gifts for her 23 grandchildren.  

Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her father and mother, Roy and Alma (Katz) Burnett; her brothers, Clarence Burnett, Merle Burnett, Roger Burnett, Harold Burnett, Richard Burnett; and sisters, Charlotte DeNolf and Dorothy Knouse.  

Wanda is survived by her brothers, Clifford Burnett and Arlie Burnett; sisters, Jessie Root, Maxine Paye, and Beverley Allbee; sons, Kim (Lorna) Steichen, Kerry (Carrie) Steichen, Dana (Denise) Steichen, and  Rial (Esther) Steichen; daughters, Shawn (Cris) Harmia, Vicki (Randy) Buck-Bricker, Alicia (Steve) Merwin, Jaime (Craig) Hall, and  Lynna (Arvid) Morfin; 23 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren plus three on the way.

She was a loving mother and wife, a caring and giving woman and will be missed by many.

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