Norbert Nicholas Steffen

norbert steffen
Norbert N. Steffen, age 89, of New Hampton, IA died on Monday, March 18, 2013 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab in New Hampton. Norbert Nicholas Steffen was born on April 27, 1923 to Joseph and Matilda (Meier) Steffen in Dunkerton, IA. Norbert attended school in Dunkerton and graduated from Dunkerton High School. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving his country in WWII. Norbert was united in marriage to Elizabeth Reisz on August 4, 1952 in Panama, IA. Norbert owned and operated Steffen Farm Supply in New Hampton, retiring in 1985. He enjoyed watching sports especially the Chicago White Sox, gardening and bowling. Norbert was an active member of the New Hampton American Legion, Rotary International, Knights of Columbus and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Norbert is survived by his wife of 61 years Elizabeth “Betty” Steffen of New Hampton; children Paul (Gretchen) Steffen of Overland Park, KS, David Steffen of New Hampton, Thomas Steffen of New Hampton, and Julie (Mike Ironside) Steffen of Dubuque, IA; grandchildren Sean Steffen and Sarah Steffen and her fiancé Matt; great grandson Cameron Steffen; brothers Sylvester “Pat” (Fely) Steffen of New Hampton, Ralph Steffen of Hoffman Estates, IL, Rev. Arnold Steffen SVD of Papau, New Guinea; sisters-in-law Margaret Steffen of Dunkerton, and Betty Steffen of Ames, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Matilda Steffen; sisters Sister Samuel Steffen, OSF and Sister Justina Steffen, OSF; brothers Vincent, Cletus, Joseph “Richard”, and Alfred; and sisters-in-law Ann Steffen and Lillian Steffen. Cemetery: Burial will be in Calvery Cemetery at New Hampton, IA. Memorials may be directed to Norbert's family. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00pm on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with a rosary at 4:30pm and a scriptural wake service at 5:30pm. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30am, Friday, March 22, 2013 at Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph’s Center in New Hampton with Father Mark Osterhaus celebrating mass.

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  1. Betty and family, Our sincere sympathy and prayers to
    you and all the family. Norb was a very nice man and
    so very soft-spoken. May he rest in peace in his
    Heavenly Kingdom.

  2. Dave, and all the Steffen family,you have our deepest sympathy.May fond memories carry you through this time of sorrow. God bless you all.

  3. Dear Betty,children, brothers, sisters and family. Norbert was a great guy. We always enjoyed visiting with him and Betty at church. Our sincere sympathy and prayers to everyone. May Norbert rest in peace.

  4. Please accept our sympathy, Betty, Paul, Tom, David and Julie. While we rejoice that Uncle Norb is now healed in body and soul, we pray for God’s loving embrace to comfort you now and in the days ahead.
    Love, Karen & Mark Stueland

  5. So sorry to hear of Norb’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    Rich & Becky Schoenfeld

  6. Betty, PAul, David, Tom and Julie, My Deepest Sympathy and prayers are with you at time, Know that were all thinking of you. We’ll see you at the end of the week. love , Alice

  7. My condolences to the family. I used to work for him when I was still in school. He was a very good guy to have known.

  8. Rest in peace Mr. Steffan. Our prayers and sympathies are with your family during this difficult time.

  9. Uncle Norb I am so excited that we were able to bring mom and see you last year. Your smile will be missed but your memories will stay. May you rest in peace until we meet again.
    Aunt Elizabeth and family, know that you all will be in our prayers over the next weeks, months and year ahead.

  10. Dave, Tom and the entire Steffen Family, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Cherrish the memories you have of your Dad, it will comfort you in the times your feeling down. Thinking of you all.. Leo and Bev Dowd

  11. I was saddened to hear of Uncle Norb’s death. Please know that you all will be in my thoughts & prayers at this difficult time. All my love-


  12. So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that we have your family is our prayers. God Bless
    Bob, Mary, Jayme and Matthew Allen

  13. Sorry to hear of your loss. I was a customer of Steffen Farm Supply many years ago. I enjoyed doing business with Norb. He always treated me with kindness and respect.

  14. Tom,Dave,Betty and Family,
    Our Sympathy and prayers are with you all.It’s never easy to lose someone we love,may your best of memories
    help you thru this difficult time.Tom and Marian

  15. Betty, Paul, Tom, Dave and Julie, and families,
    So very sorry to hear of Norb’s passing. He loved you all! Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.
    Larry and Darlene

  16. Please accept our sincere condolences. May the words quoted from this song bring you a measure of comfort as it did for us.
    ”If a man should die, can he live again?
    Hear the promise God has made:
    He will call; The dead will answer.
    They shall live at his command.
    For he will have a longing
    For the work of his own hand.
    So have faith, and do not wonder,
    For our God can make us stand.
    And we shall live forever,
    As the work of his own hand ”(Job 14:13-15)

  17. Aunt Elizabeth, Paul, Tom, Dave and Julie. We were saddened to hear of Uncle Norb’s passing. I fondly remember your trip to Germany/Belgium with mom and dad to visit us and Uncle Norb’s relatives. Was a wonderful time. We will remember Uncle Norb as a quiet, classy man who loved to laugh. Know he is at peace. You are all in our prayers. Much Love, Monica and Bill

  18. paul and the rest of the steffen family. my condolences to you all. spent some time back in the day at the steffen household in the neighborhood growing up. enjoyed the music paul and the band back then inspired me to learn a few chords on the guitar.

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