PASSADUMKEAG – Karl E. Steiert, 75, passed away April 8, 2009, at his home. He was born Sept. 1, 1933, in Wiesloch, Germany, the son of Eugen and Dona (Fuchs) Steiert. Karl was a U.S. Army veteran. He lived in Cranford, N.J., for 35 years, moving here in 1994 when he retired. He is survived by a brother, Heinz Steiert and his wife, June; two nieces, Debra Steiert and Kimberly James; and a great-niece, Alexandria James, all of Hampstead, N.C. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gould’s Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. Leroy Landry officiating. Arrangements with Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at