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Donald E. Steffen


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Donald E. Steffen

Donald E. Steffen, 84, of Sioux Falls, died peacefully on August 16th, 2017 at Sanford Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.

Don was born August 29, 1932 to Claus & Gladys (Johnson) Steffen.

He graduated from Brandon Valley High School in 1951 found employment with John Morrell's shortly after. Don served in the US Army and achieved the rank of corporal in Korea (1953-1955).

On April 10, 1959, Don was united in marriage with Marie Swenson in Sioux Falls, SD. Although Don worked for John Morrell's for 35 years, farming was his true passion. His family lived on a farm near Shindler, SD. Don was a lifelong member of the VFW and American Legion.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Marie; a daughter, Lori (Randy) Wendt, a son, Darin (Jane) Steffen, all of Sioux Falls. His grandchildren include: Shayne Wendt, Jordan Wold, Cody Wold, Amber Wendt, Katherine Steffen, Mary Steffen ; great grandson, Dalan Christman all of Sioux Falls, SD; his brother Harold (Lou) Steffen, Sioux Falls, SD; his sister Dorothy Clare, Stockton, CA and a host of relatives and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his brother Robert, and his parents Claus and Gladys Steffen.

Visitation with family present will be at Heritage Funeral Home, 57th & Minnesota, Sioux Falls from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on August 21st. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on August 22nd at Memorial Lutheran Church, 5000 South Western, Sioux Falls, SD with burial at Hills of Rest Memorial Park.

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Published in The Argus Leader on Aug. 20, 2017
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