Anna Steyh

June 2, 1928December 7, 2012

Our Mother, Anna Steyh (born Zoufal) passed away quietly on December 7th in our loving arms and hearts. She was a resident of Sparta for 43 years. Anna was born June 2, 1928 in Wostitz, Moravia, Czechoslovakia to Johann and Elisabeth (Pipp) Zoufal. At the age of 14 she attended trade school and worked as a governess for an American Red Cross official in Vienna Austria. After WWII she was reunited with her family in Zellhausen, West Germany where she met and married our Dad, Oscar W. Steyh in 1951. They were the proprietors of a bakery and small farm and had four children. In 1956, they immigrated to the United States and lived in Paterson New Jersey for 12 years and had two more children. In 1968 they moved to Sparta, New Jersey and opened Steyh’s Bakery which they managed for 21 years until she retired. Anna was a communicant of the Our Lady of the Lake Church and Altar Rosary Society in Sparta NJ. Mom is now with our Dad, her oldest son ; Adam, her two brothers and her parents. She is survived by three daughters Christa, Margaret, and Ann, two sons Adolf and Frank, two son-in-laws Donald and Jon, and one daughter-in-law Janet. Her grandchildren are Carli, Anna, John, Stephanie, Ashley, Jared and Ian. Her great-grandchildren are Danielle, Gracie, and Byron. Family and friends are invited Thursday, from 9 to 10:30 am to Goble Funeral Home 22 Main Street Sparta, NJ 07871 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am from Our Lady of the Lake Church, Sparta. Interment will be in Sparta Cemetery. Memorial contributions are being accepted in Anna’s name to the American Heart Association 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691.



  • Visitation: Thursday, December 13, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, December 13, 2012


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Judy and Steve Sweitzer

December 14, 2012

Ann and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you keep the memories close to your heart.

Maggie Rose

December 13, 2012

Ann and family,
My thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. Words never seem to be enough to convey the feelings of losing a parent.My mother passed away a year ago today so I understand what you are now facing.My sympathies are shared with you.

Edward Hultberg

December 13, 2012

My condolences to the Steyh family at the loss of your dear Mother Anna Steyh. I will remember Anna and the warm times we spent at gatherings fondly.

Charles H. Ulrich

December 11, 2012

I will always cherish the times I spent with the Steyh family. I know now Oscar is happy. Two great people, As always Charlie H.Ulrich Lindale Texas

Donna (Hyatt) Donovan

December 11, 2012

Annie, So sorry to read that your Mom passed away. Will always have very fond memories of the bakery. Donna

Mike DePue

December 11, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. She was a very sweet and kind lady. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Martha Wilbert

December 11, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with Anna's family at this terrible time. Steyh's bakery was a part of my childhood and I still miss it.