Harold H. Steffen, 87

Harold H. Steffen of Cedarburg went home to his Lord on Monday, July 09, 2012.

Harold was born in the town of Jackson on April 24, 1925, to Henry and Alma (Schultz). He married Patricia (Benning) on June 25, 1960, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg.

Harold was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where for many years he played on the church dartball team and taught Sunday School. He was also the Church Communicator for Lutheran Brotherhood/Thrivent.

In his youth, Harold was on the Shorty’s Artistic Roller Rink Speed Skating Team where he earned several medals. He was a graduate of the West Bend High School class of 1943. He joined the National Guard as a radio operator for the Armory, was employed by both Fromm and Pioneer orchards and worked at Dehling Shell Station and Grafton Service. Harold was also employed at F.W. Busch Company for 24 years as a welder.

In his retirement, he worked at the Clark Station in Cedarburg, where he enjoyed chatting with his customers, until it closed. He was on the committee that established the Ozaukee County 4-H Foundation and was a 4-H leader for Town & Country and Fairway clubs as well as county 4-H leader for the snowmobiling project. Harold was a member and treasurer for the Cedar Creek Snowmobile Club as well as a DNR instructor for snowmobile safety for 36 years. He was a member and treasurer of the local International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers Union.

In his spare time he enjoyed working in his garden, hunting, fishing, boating, trail biking, raising Brittany Spaniel hunting dogs and spending time with his family and friends and his four legged companion, Riley.

Harold is survived by his wife, Patricia, of Cedarburg; children, Suzanne Jochims (Michael) Flanders of Cedarburg and Jim (Coleen) Steffen of Port Washington; and one brother, Lester (Arlis) Steffen of Cedarburg. He is further survived by grandchildren, James (Jesse) Jochims, Michelle (fiancé Ben Murach) Flanders, Christopher and Kyle Steffen, and great-grandchildren, Liam and Emma Jochims.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Alma; and a brother, Raymond Steffen.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 15, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home, W63 N527 Hanover Ave., Cedarburg. A service will be held at 4 p.m. Memorials of your choice are appreciated.

Mueller Funeral Home of Cedarburg assisted the family with arrangements. Please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com for online condolences.