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Jeffrey Paul Steffen

August 12, 1957 — March 22, 2022

Jeffrey Paul Steffen

Jeffrey Paul Steffen, age 64, of Alma, WI formerly of Holmen, WI passed Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at Mayo Clinic, Methodist Campus, Rochester following a stroke with his loving family at his side.

He was born on August 12, 1957 in Iowa Falls, IA the son of Donald and Lorraine (Roegner) Steffen.

Jeff was a 1975 graduate of LaSalle High School.  He received his B.S. degree at Dakota State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. 

Jeff taught Physical Education Teacher Preparation and Outdoor Adventure at the University of Northern Colorado until 1994.  Jeff furthered his career at U.W.-La Crosse as a Professor in Exercise and Sports Science.  He was the Director of the Adventure Program and the Graduate Physical Education Program.  Jeff retired in 2015.

On June 27, 1981 Jeff was united in marriage to Kathleen “Katie” Krall in Cedar Rapids, IA.  To this loving union, three children were born.

Jeff touched many lives through his teaching of Adventure and Outdoor Pursuits.  He loved hunting and fishing and enjoyed sharing his adventures with family and friends.

Jeff was an inspiration to many and his love for adventures will live on in the hearts and minds of all he touched for many years to come.

His Catholic faith was an important part of his life which he instilled in his entire family.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Katie; children, Kristen (Ben) Csiacsek, Peter (Monika) Steffen and Paul (Lesleigh) Steffen; 8 grandchildren; parents, Don and Lorraine; sister, Jolene (Darrell) Jebsen; brother, Jim (Judy) Steffen; brothers in law, Donald (Deb) Krall and Jim Krall; also by many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Jeff was preceded in death by his sister, Janae; and mother and father in law, John and Bette Krall.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. Lawrence Catholic Church with Fr. Arul Doss as Celebrant. Burial will be at Alma Public Cemetery later this spring.  A visitation will be held on Friday, March 25 from 4:00 PM  until 7:00 PM at the Talbot Family Funeral Home, Alma Chapel and again on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the hour of the Mass at the church.

A prayer and scripture service with Fr. Doss will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to either the Alma Rod and Gun Club or Discovery Living, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA

 

“If you are not on an adventure, you should be planning one”

 

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Visitation

Friday, March 25, 2022

4:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Talbot Family Funeral Home, Alma Chapel

340 WI-35, Alma, WI 54610

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Prayer Service

Friday, March 25, 2022

7:00 - 7:30pm (Central time)

Talbot Family Funeral Home, Alma Chapel

340 WI-35, Alma, WI 54610

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Starts at 11:00pm (Central time)

St. Lawrence Catholic Church

206 S. 2nd Street, Alma, WI 54610

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