Arlene T. Steffen, 91, of Luxemburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, at her home surrounded by her family.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Luxemburg, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Dustin Vu was the officiant.
Arlene was born May 25, 1929, in Petersburg, the daughter of Aloysius and Abeline (Klostermann) Nurre. She married David Steffen May 31, 1954, in Petersburg, and together raised a family of nine children in Luxemburg.
Mom will be dearly missed. She lived a full life and always put her family before herself. She was a dear friend to all of her kids and knew just the right thing to say and do to help them through. She will be remembered living life to the fullest and enjoyed dancing, playing cards and laughing.
Arlene and Dave enjoyed wintering in Texas, as well as fishing and gardening when in Iowa. She lovingly crocheted afghans for her family. Her flowerbeds were almost as beautiful as she was. Arlene and Dave enjoyed a lifetime together and celebrated 66 years of marriage. Their togetherness shaped each and every one of her children.
Survivors include her husband, Dave; her children: Connie (David J) Steffen of Garber, Jeff (Sherri) Steffen of Luxemburg, Carla (Brad) Milbert of Dyersville, Marilyn (Kevin) Langel of Epworth, Chuck (Lisa) Steffen of Hiawatha, Rick (Diane) Steffen of Luxemburg, Jill (Jeff) Hoeger of Port Barrington, Ill., Jenny Schute and Jodie (Matt) McDermott of Epworth; 34 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; siblings: Joe (Helen) Nurre of Manchester, Rosemary Nickol of Dyersville, Kenny (Dottie) Nurre of Rockford, Ill., Gary (Rita) Nurre of Petersburg; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings: Verna Mae (Julius) Steffen, Charlie (Alice) Nurre, Alfred “Fritz” (Rosemarie) Nurre; in-laws: Bernice (Carl) Decker, Tharsilla (Joe) Gerdemann, Lorraine (Frank) Lentz, Reynold (Mildred) Steffen, Leonard (Marie) Steffen, Wilfred (Florence) Steffen; and nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank St. Croix Hospice, HomeInstead, and the First Responder and Ambulance services for their assistance and compassionate care.
Cards and memorials may be sent to Arlene Steffen in care of Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, IA. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.