Bonnie J. Steffen, 64, of Luxemburg, passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, at home, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation was held 3-8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, and continued from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., prior to funeral services.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Luxemburg, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Noah Diehm officiated.

Bonnie was born Dec. 13, 1956, in Manchester, the daughter of Herbert and Wilma (Goedken) Burkle. She married Ronald ‘Hot Rod’ Steffen June 13, 1987, in Petersburg, and together they raised two children in Luxemburg. He preceded her in death July 11, 2007.

Bonnie will be dearly missed. She lived a full and selfless life dedicated to her children and always put others’ needs before her own. She was full of wisdom and perfectly timed wit. Her favorite times were spent with her children, family and friends. She enjoyed reading, especially from her Danielle Steel collection, baking, completing puzzles, sewing and tending to her flower beds.

Bonnie is survived by her children: Kimberly (Adam) Turner of Muscatine and Jesse Steffen of Milwaukee, Wis.; siblings: Dale Burkle and Diann (Kevin) Carpenter, both of Earlville, Lavern (Carol) Burkle of New Vienna, Joyce (Dave) Loeffelholz of Dyersville, Sally (Ralph) Hinrichsen of Monticello, Sandra (Ron) Weber of Masonville, Roger (Nancy) Burkle of New Vienna, LuAnn (Ken) Weber of Quasqueton, Linda (Dan Schrader) Burkle of Earlville, Vickie (Tym) Theisen of New Vienna and Mary Ann (Charles) Willenbring of Grinell; in-laws: Linda Steffen of Luxemburg, Wayne (Debbie) Steffen of Rickardsville, Terry (Kathy) Steffen of Holy Cross, Laura (Loren) Harbaugh of Sanford, Fla., Sam (Pam) Steffen of Peosta, and Lois (Denny) Garin of Guttenberg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, Herbert and Wilma Burkle; parents-in-law, Julius and Verna Mae Steffen; and a brother-in-law, Stanley Steffen.

The family would like to send a special thanks to Amy and Julie with Hospice of Dubuque, Traci with Unity Point Home Health, Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Dr. Berg and his team at the University of Iowa.

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