Jean B. Steffens

Jean B. Steffens, 84, of Elgin, Ill., passed away July 31, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elgin.

She was born Sept. 6, 1923, in Lomira, the daughter of William and Clara (Michels) Kupsh.

She was a member of St. Thomas Moore Catholich Church, Elgin, and she also volunteered at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elgin.

She was a U.S. Army nurse in the Phillipines during World War II.

She was a loving mother, sister and a friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her son, Steven Steffens of Elgin; her sisters, Carol Tank of West Bend and Pat (Joseph) Cammarata of Jack-son; sisters-in-law, Hazel Kupsh and Michlene Steffens; brother-in-law, Melvin Steffens; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nicolas; and three brothers, William, Robert and Donald Kupsh.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, West Bend.

Burial with honors will be held at 1:45 p.m., Friday at Fort Snell-ing National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

The Laird Funeral Home of Elgin, Ill. is assisting the family.