BETTY ANN (STEFFEN) PAUL, passed peacefully into the arms of her Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 12 2012, at Lutheran Life Villages of Fort Wayne, in the care of her loving husband, Robert. Born Sept. 11, 1928, in Hopkins, Minn., she was a daughter of William and Irene (Timm) Steffen. On June 4, 1950, she united in marriage to Robert J. Paul at Trinity Lutheran Church, Winfield, Kan.; he survives her. Of that marriage were born John who preceded her in death, Jane, (Rev. David) Boedecker and Joanne (Rev. Wendy Van der Hart). She was a teacher by profession and an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Fort Wayne. Also surviving are daughter-in-law, Margaret Franson; and two grandaughters, Emily Boedecker and Sara (Kelley) Johnston-Boedecker. Service is 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 W. Jefferson Blvd., with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 420 W. Wayne St. Memorials may be directed to Emmanuel Lutheran Church. For online condolences, please visit


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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 14, 2012