Eric M.-Steffeney-Obituary

Staff Sgt. Eric M. Steffeney

Waterloo, Iowa

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Eric M. Steffeney was always curious about how things worked. As a boy, he took his bicycle apart; as a soldier, he disarmed explosive devices. "He was interested in everything," Annette Crowe said about her son. Steffeney, 28, of Waterloo, Iowa, died Feb. 23 when an explosive detonated in Tuz. He was based at Fort Bragg. In high school, Steffeney worked hard in class and on the school's football team. "I remember he was a good student, and more importantly, a good person," said Bob Weaton, Steffeney's former football coach and government teacher. Jamie Forsythe, one of Steffeney's childhood friends, said they spent hours together fishing for catfish on the Cedar River. One year, when the boys were about 13, they built a three-level tree fort in Forsythe's yard, he said. "It took us the whole summer," he said. Steffeney, a tall, stocky man, loved fishing, hunting and reading, his family said. He taught his children about gun safety and took the oldest two hunting for squirrel and deer. He is survived by his wife, Theresa, children Benjamin, 13, Dennis, 6, and Caitlin, 11.

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Thinking of you today Annette and family. Thank you Eric for your bravery! God Bless!!!

Eric was my son-in-law, he was married to my youngest daughter Theresa, but he was more like a son to me and my husband, he is missed every day

To the Steffeney Family, I still remember hanging out with Eric between missions and during radio check-ins. I will never forget the friend I made while in Iraq. He was the last person I saw before I flew out of Iraq. Miss you Bro!!!!

To the family of Staff Sgt. Eric M. Steffeney:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, 26 May 2013. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden”...

Thank you to those who remember...

Eric, I still remember all the great times we had hanging out playing Tiger Woods or watching CSI. I miss you man.

SFC (P) Johnny Justice

To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Eric M. Steffeney:
Always remembering Eric. "Some gave all."

Still remember and am saddened by SSG Steffeney's passing. I recently posted some pictures from my time in Iraq in 2004 which include some of him here:
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To the family of Staff Sgt. Eric M. Steffeney:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday 27 May 2012. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden”...