Miller CityNorbert C. Steffen, 94, died at 11:43 a.m. Oct. 26, 2011, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.He was born Sept. 22, 1917, in Miller City to John and Edna Alt Steffen, who preceded him in death. On April 23, 1941, he married his school sweetheart, Leona Eiden, who survives in Miller City.Mr. Steffen retired from Campbell Soup Co., Napoleon, had worked at GTE Sylvania and was a dairy grain farmer. He was a 1936 graduate of Miller City High School, where he played basketball. He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Miller City. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2234 and Knights of Columbus Council 1757, both Ottawa, and the Miller City Sportsman Club. He and his wife were awarded the Outstanding Senior Citizen Award for 2011. He was a volunteer for the Red Cross. He enjoyed polka dancing, dancing the waltz, playing euchre, bowling, basketball and other sports. He loved being with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Survivors also include five children, John (Elaine) Steffen, of Findlay, James (Joyce) Steffen, of Miller City, Tom (Christine) Steffen, of Livonia, Mich., and Jeanette (Charles) Meyer and Teresa (Wayne) Hermiller, both of Ottawa; and 20 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Raymond Steffen; and a sister, Margie Steffen.Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Miller City. Father Matt Jozefiak will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Leipsic, where K. of C. rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m.Memorial contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Parish Center or the Red Cross.Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.
Norbert C. Steffen