Verna Mae Steffen – Luxemburg

Verna Mae Steffen, 92 of Luxemburg passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg.

Visitation will be held from 3 – 8 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Visitation will continue Saturday morning from 9 – 10 at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Luxemburg with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Noah Diehm will officiate.

Verna Mae was born August 30, 1924, in Petersburg, Iowa the daughter of Aloys and Abeline (Klostermann) Nurre. She married Julius Steffen on October 21, 1947, in Petersburg. Together they farmed and raised their family in the Luxemburg area until retiring and moving to Luxemburg in 1977. She was a good old fashioned farm wife and mother who was also a lifetime member of the Holy Trinity Rosary Society. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Survivors include her 6 children: Stanley (Linda) and Sam (Pam) both of Luxemburg, Wayne (Debbie) of Rickardsville, Terry (Kathy) of Holy Cross, Laura (Loren) Harbaugh of Sanford, FL, and Lois (Denny) Garin of Guttenberg; a daughter-in-law: Bonnie Steffen of Luxemburg,
26 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 60 great grandchildren, 5 step great grandchildren,
siblings: Joe (Helen) Nurre of Manchester, Arlene (Dave) Steffen of Luxemburg,Rosemary (Marvin) Nickol of Dyersville, Ken (Dottie) Nurre of Rockford, IL, and Gerald (Rita) Nurre of Petersburg.
in-laws: Rosemarie Nurre of Cedar Rapids.

She was preceded in death by her husband on November 4, 2010; 2 sons: Ronald in 2007, and Joseph at birth; siblings: Alfred Nurre, and Charlie (Alice) Nurre; and in-laws: John Steger, Bernice (Carl) Decker, Tharsilla (Joe) Gerdemann, Lorraine (Frank) Lentz, Reynold (Mildred) Steffen, Leonard (Marie) Steffen, and Wilfred (Florence) Steffen.