Earl Lawrence Steffens, age 86, of Appleton, passed away on November 6, 2021. He was born on August 21, 1935 in Appleton, to the late Fred J. and Jeannetta (Probst) Steffens. Earl married Alice Steffens on June 23, 1976; she preceded him in death on January 25, 2003. Earl served in the Army from 1957 to 1959, when he was honorably discharged. He worked for Foremost Foods as an intake operator. Earl loved crossword puzzles; going for walks and watching the Packers/Badgers/Brewers play. He loved his grandson, Michael and spent many hours patiently putting legos together. Earl enjoyed attending Pop Warner football games, Cub Scout meetings and karate events. Earl and Alice chaperoned every class trip when Michael was in preschool and kindergarten and helped out in the lunchroom at Michael’s school. Earl married Sandra Rutherford-Steffens on April 24, 2010. Together they enjoyed traveling, going to Texas in the winter, watching their many grandchildren play sports and spoiling their dog Angel.
Earl is survived by his wife Sandra (Sandy) Rutherford-Steffens, daughters; Cindy Van Vreede, Laura (Bruce) Jepson, Christine Van Vreede, Kimberly Dexter; grandson, Michael Parker; great granddaughter, Elena Parker; Sandy’s children, Sue (Stan) Zdanovec, John (Lori) Krueger, Paul (Kerri) Krueger, Kay (Ron) Biese, Mary Jo (Bob) Parkins, Mike Krueger as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Earl is further survived by his siblings, Alice (Ray) Noffke, Neil (Nancy) Steffens.
Earl is preceded by his parents, his first wife Alice Steffens, brothers; Walter (Ruth) Steffens, John (Alice) Steffens, Cyril Steffens, Robert Steffens, Donald (Sandy) Steffens, sisters; Ruth (Howard) Schwamer, Rose Steffens, and Sandy’s son, Jim (Lisa) Krueger.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, November 12, 2021 at Holy Spirit Church, 600 E. Kimberly Ave, Kimberly, WI with Fr. Carl Schmitt officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:00am until the hour of service.
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