William L. "Bill" Steffen
1929 - 2021
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William L. "Bill" Steffen 1929 - 2021
Springfield, IL—William L. "Bill" Steffen, 92, of Springfield, died at 12:31 a.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
Bill was born February 21, 1929, in St. Louis, MO, the son of William A. and Irene (Trinkler) Steffen. He married Dorothy M. Fresenburg on November 20, 1948, in St. Louis, MO; she preceded him in death on March 29, 2015.
Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1947 to 1952. He received numerous ribbons and a Purple Heart during the Korean War. Bill retired from CWLP as a diesel mechanic after many years of service. He was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, the DAV and volunteered as a Samaritan at St. John's Hospital.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Frances Steffen, Cecilia "Geri" Ludwig, Rose Marie Dierkes, Harold Steffen, and Anthony "Tony" Steffen.
Bill is survived by his sons, Gary (Connie), Michael (Roberta), both of Springfield, and Robert (Annaliza) Steffen of Las Vegas, NV; daughters, Ellen (James) Tremain of Springfield and Elaine (Michael) Treese of Maryville, TN; sixteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson on the way; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation and Funeral Ceremony: Family will receive friends from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Butler Funeral Home-Springfield, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. A Funeral Ceremony will follow at 10:30 a.m.
Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery with military honors provided by the Interveterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County and the Department of Defense.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate, Memorials and Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Payshere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 or Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, 57 Country Place, Springfield, IL 62703.
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Published in The State Journal-Register from May 15 to May 17, 2021.
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May 21, 2021
Sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this sad and difficult time.
Ed Williams
May 18, 2021
We extend our deepest sympathy to the entire Steffen Family.
Bart and Barbara Fresenburg
May 17, 2021
Seeing this notice this morning brought many good memories of the days Bill was in Cardiac Rehab at St Johns in the mid 1980's on. Dorothy accompanied him and truly they were a perfect couple. He definitely was one of the greatest generation! I have a baby blanket gift from those days from them and was honored to be invited to a wedding anniversary celebration I unfortunately could not attend. Nevertheless hats off to a life well lived and loved and grateful to have met them and shared a bit of a journey with him and his wonderful compatriots in the rehab maintenance program. May they rest in Peace. God Bless!
Georgene Jones
May 17, 2021
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
May 17, 2021
Ellen, Jim, and family,
We are so sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. Our prayers are with you all, especially at this time of sorrow.
Mike and Debra Jones
Mike Jones
May 16, 2021
Jenny and family
We are sorry for your loss
With love and prayers

The Jones family
May 16, 2021
Rest in Peace Marine. Semper Fi.
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