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Charles Steffen
May 7, 1947 - June 11, 2015

Charles Steffen, 68, of Oelwein passed away on Thursday June 11, 2015 at Manor Care in Waterloo.  A memorial visitation will be held from 4-7 PM on Wednesday June 17, 2015 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home.  Per Charlie’s request, please dress in casual attire, or even in your camo.  A memorial fund has been established.  For condolences, please visit www.geilenfeldfh.com.

Charles Maurice Steffen was born in Iowa City, IA on May 7, 1947 to parents William and Laurel (Gorman) Steffen.  He graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic School in 1965.  He was employed with Transco Railway Products for 40 years, retiring in 2010.  Charlie was an outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing.  He was also an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

Left to celebrate Charlie’s life is his brother Ed (Diane) Steffen of Hudson, IA; his sister Yvonne Minton of West Des Moines, IA; his nephew Jackson Minton; several cousins and his many friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents. 


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Ron Luckeroth on June 22, 2015 at 1:28 PM said:

My sympathy to the family. Enjoyed working with Charlie at Transco back in the 70's.
Charles/Georgia Hutchison on June 16, 2015 at 7:33 PM said:

Our sympathy to you all. Charles was such a friendly guy, we would run into him occasionally after we moved from Oelwein and had nice visits. He was going to have a trailer down the road from us but that didn't happen and we were disappointed. May he rest in peace now.
Lisa Jenner on June 16, 2015 at 2:05 PM said:

I was one of many who helped care for him and was there when he passed away. He will be missed.
Toni & Sophie Bast on June 16, 2015 at 10:58 AM said:

Jackson and Yvonne we are thinking of you our prayers are with you guys and your family!!
Mike and Barbara Lorenz and family on June 16, 2015 at 10:17 AM said:

Ed, Yvonne, Jackson and your families, I am so sorry for your loss. Charlie was a genuinely nice guy and a friendly neighbor. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sharon and Tom Mueller on June 15, 2015 at 6:52 PM said:

As friends of Yvonne and Jackson, we are very sad for your loss. May God comfort you all during such a difficult time.
Joycie Brown on June 15, 2015 at 6:15 PM said:

Charlie was a wonderful cousin and will be missed by all of us in the family. It just won't be the same to not see him when I come back to Iowa to visit. Rest in peace, Cuz.
Charles Pilcher on June 15, 2015 at 3:27 PM said:

My cousin Charlie was truly like another brother to me growing up. He was indeed a kind, loving, and generous man. His sense of humor and wit will be missed. He fought some tough battles over the last few years but he is now at peace.

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