Carol Jean Steblein

Carol Jean Steblein passed away March 3, 2023 after a short illness.  Born May 16, 1935 in Lockport she was the daughter of Harold and Ella (Bohnstadt) Johnston.  Carol worked for Harrison Radiator Division of GM in production, retiring in 1997 after 25 years.  She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Steblein, daughter Debra Ganshaw, and brother Calvin Johnston.

Carol is survived by her three sons, John (Melissa) Steblein of North Carolina, Karl (Anne) Steblein of Lockport, and Joel (Lori) Steblein of Arizona, also son-in-law Harold Ganshaw of Wilson, ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Carol was the heart of her family, devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a friend to many.  She was a talented cook and baker who loved hosting family gatherings.  Carol’s favorite hobbies were spending summer months gardening, shopping, and traveling.  Her travels included much of the continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, Europe, and the Caribbean.  She never remained idle and lived her life to the fullest.   She will certainly be missed by all.

Relatives and friends may call Thursday, March 16th from 4-7 PM in Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport, where funeral services will be held Friday, March 17th at 10 AM.  Interment will be in North Ridge Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Carol Steblein’s name.  Visit