Henry R. Steffen
Jan. 16, 1918 — April 10, 2016

Henry R. Steffen Henry R. Steffen, age 98, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at Alden Estates in Jefferson.

Henry Roland Steffen was born on January 16, 1918, in the Town of Clyman, the son of Henry A. and Elizabeth “Liz” (Buss) Steffen. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII from August 29, 1942, to February 12, 1946, on Tinian in the Marianne Islands, in the Pacific Theatre. On June 17, 1949, he married the former Doris Wuestenberg at Zion Lutheran Church in Clyman and she preceded him in death on June 23, 1985. On May 6, 1988, he married Iris Stewart at the First Congregational United Church of Christ by Rev. Robert Tully.

Hank had farmed in the Town of Clyman for many years.

Henry was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Juneau. He was a charter member and past president of the Clyman Lions Club, where he received a Melvin Jones Fellowship and a Knights of Sight Fellowship. Hank had served as a 4-H county resource leader for 25 years.

Henry is survived by his wife, Iris; his children Linda (Alex) Martinez and Sherry (Stan) Jones; five grandchildren, Henry and Kim Martinez, Angela (Jeremy) Martinez, and Heather and Tim Kapelanski; and five great-grandchildren, Silas, Ezra, Deagan, Cali and Luke Martinez. He is also survived by two sisters, Mae (Hans) Bleifuss and Florence (Roland) Neumann, and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is further preceded in death by an infant son, Lyle; his parents; brothers Wesley, Walter, Roy “Mike” and Earl “Pat”; and sisters Ruth Bohn, Gladys Krahn, Elizabeth “Lee” Tietz and a baby sister.

Funeral services will be on Saturday at 11:00 AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Juneau with Pastor Paul Hirsch officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Clyman. Family and friends may call on Friday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 500 Welsh Road, Watertown, and on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the church.

Henry’s family wishes to thank Alden Estates and Heartland Hospice for their wonderful care.

Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Watertown, 920-2613439, is serving the family.

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