Daurice Kay Steinle was born in Laverne, Oklahoma to Bill and Theresa (Klein) Steinle on December 9, 1942. She went to be with her heavenly Father on October 28,2022.
Daurice attended Gate, Oklahoma schools through her sophomore year, then moved with her parents to Shattuck, Oklahoma. Daurice was an outstanding basketball player at both schools and loved playing. She graduated from Shattuck Schools in May 1960.
She married Bob French in December 1961. To this union two children were born, Brad Jay and Shellie Kay. Bob French passed away in July 1965.
Daurice and Bob Fiel were married on October 14, 1967 in Shattuck.
In her words: “What a great Dad and husband he was. We had a really wonderful life. Lots of fun at the lake with Brad and Shellie water skiing and being drowned in Brad's ski wake. Then together we enjoyed going to Brad's basketball games, we lived our high school years all over again, what fun. Shellie was such a good daughter. We had fun together spending our pennies on slot machines and laughing all the time. We had lots of fun cooking and sharing recipes and just being together. She was such a joy.”
Daurice worked for Diamond Construction/Nichols Casing for 30 years in Woodward, Oklahoma City and Elk City as a bookkeeper and executive secretary. Upon moving to Shattuck in 1985 she started working for Johnston Grain for a really great boss, Kenton Burgess. She and Kenton started Soil Farming, an oilfield company. William Toellner was a great leader of the company to work with. She always felt very fortunate to have such nice men to work with.
Before her retirement in 2004 and then for several years after, she and Bob had many great times attending Oklahoma University Women's basketball games, going to NASCAR races, her favorite driver was Jeff Gordon, going to horse races at many tracks and just enjoying being together and traveling all over this beautiful Country.
Daurice was preceded in death by her parents Bill and Theresa Steinle, two sisters, Ruth Allen and Rachel Miner, two brothers, Bill Steinle and Bob Steinle, four brothers-in-law, Garland Maphet, Casey Miner, Brownie Allen, and CD Swaim, niece Theressa Thurston, four nephews, Bobby Maphet, Rusty Steinle, Darrell Steinle, and Ronnie Miner, a special nephew by marriage, Bud Husted and great grandson Camden Wellman.
Daurice is survived by these members of her immediate family. Husband Bob, son Brad Jay and wife T.J. of Warr Acres., daughter Shellie Kay DePriest and husband Gary of Shattuck, granddaughter Kelli Holbrook of Guthrie, grandson Kevin Holbrook of Fort Collins, CO, granddaughter Daurice Wellman and husband Hunter and their children Caydence, Charlie and Camille of Woodward.
Daurice is survived by: Sister Carloyn Swaim of Derby, KS. Sisters-in-law Betty Steinle of Greenville, TX and Louise Steinle of Woodward, a special brother-in-law Doyal French and his wife Nancy of Edmond.
Daurice is survived by several nieces and nephews: Connie Roberts and husband VW, Cinda Husted and husband Dan, Vickie Norman and husband Larry, Pam Lewis and husband DelRoy, Renie Vanlandingham and husband Ronnie, Debby Campbill and husband Kenny, Osha Thurston, Tami Benyshek and husband Charlie, Lonnie Miner and wife Linda, Randy Steinle and wife Coleen, Robbie Steinle and Greg Maphet. Many great nieces and nephews.
Daurice was so very proud of her family and also her German heritage.
As per her request there will be a family burial at a later date.
God is good.