June Marie Steffen, 77, of rural Stanley passed away on Friday November 11, 2016 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. Visitation will be from 4-7PM on Tuesday November 15, 2016 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Funeral Services will begin at 10:30AM on Wednesday November 16, 2016 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home with Rev. Duane Olsen officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein. A memorial fund has been established.
June was born on June 16, 1939 on a farm in rural Independence to parents Robert (Bob) C. and Edna (Mishler) Westemeier. She graduated from Stanley High School with the class of 1957, attended Iowa State Teachers College, and was employed with Chicago Great Western Railroad. On December 17, 1960 she was united in marriage with Ronald Steffen at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein. June and Ron raised their children on their dairy farm in rural Stanley. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening and playing cards. June’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her family. She will be missed by countless nieces, nephews and by many others whose lives she had touched.
Left to celebrate June’s life is her husband Ron; her daughters: Christa Brandt of Anamosa, Connie (Justin) Tolan of Waverly, Rita (Jeff) Roberts of St. Charles, IL and Malinda Crawford of Independence; her grandchildren: Stephanie (David) Muters, Amanda (Will) Holland, Emily Steffen, Matthew Tolan, Zachary Roberts, Jessica Steffen and Casey Crawford; her great-grandchildren: Evan, Braedyn, Hallie, Brittney and Nevaeh. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Donald Westemeier.