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Donald Steffen

Donald Steffen age 83, of Sanborn, MN died on January 17, 2021, at his home.

Memorial Service will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church Sanborn, MN, on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 11:00 am.

Visitation will be on Friday from 9 to 11 am at the church.

The clergy will be Pastor Ethan Boese.

Interment will be at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Sanborn, MN.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

Donald Raymond Steffen was born on September 30, 1937 to Arnold and Elaine (Juhnke) Steffen in Springfield, MN.  He graduated from Sanborn High School.  Don spent his lifetime dairy farming on his Charlestown Township farm.  On December 11, 1987, Don was united in marriage to Judith Juhnke in Sanborn.  He was a lifetime member of Zion Lutheran Church where he served as the treasurer and president of the church council.  Don also served on the Redwood County Soil and Water Conservation Board, Zion School Board, and as the Charlestown Township supervisor for over 20 years.  He enjoyed being a father and grandfather.  Don had a love of old tractors and classic machinery and enjoyed restoring old tractors.  He took a few trips to the west coast to visit family and to sight see.  Don also enjoyed visiting with people.

He is survived by his children – Matthew (Chris) Steffen, Colleen Haag, James (Marie) Steffen, Maureen Flynn, Janeen (Robert) Oien, Laureen (Scott) Boutang; step-children – Kevin (Trudi) Juhnke, Craig (LeeAnn) Junke, Kyle Juhnke (Jamie Brigger), and Karen (Dave) Irlbeck; 13 grandchildren; 7 step grandchildren;  5 great grandchildren; sisters – Lois Stadsvold, Carol (Helmuth) Wendorff, Marian (Clair) Thorston, Jean (Dave) Schiller, and Ruth (Brad) Thompson; and step-sister (Rita) Rich Wolff.  Don was preceded in death by his parents, step father Don Sheets, wife Judith, daughter Kathleen Steffen, infant sister, a great grandson, and brother-in-law Maynard Stadsvold.


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