John F.E. Steger – Dyersville

John F.E. Steger, 83, of Dyersville, Iowa passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018, at the Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa.

Visitation will be held 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2019, St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville, Iowa with burial in the church cemetery at a later date as John has donated his body to science. Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate.

John was born January 1, 1935, in Dyersville, Iowa, the son of Edward and Josephine (Vogl) Steger. He married Deborah Soppe on November 21, 1992 in Placid, Iowa. He was a devoted Catholic and served his church in many ways.

John is survived by his wife, Deb, in-laws: Louis (Jeri) Soppe of Monticello, Erma Soppe of Cascade, Connie (George) Helle from Anamosa, Doris Soppe of Dyersville, Diane (Al) Nerney of Oxford Junction, Carol Oberbroeckling of Farley, Leo (Donna) Soppe of Cascade, Bev (Dave) Holz of Dubuque, and many cousins, nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law: Reynold and Albertha Soppe, siblings: Julien Steger, Rita Mae (Mike) Metz, Jolene (Gene) Evers, in-laws: Loras Soppe, Andy Soppe, Bill Oberbroeckling, niece & nephews: Wanda & Dave Eilers and Chris Soppe.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Beckmann Catholic High School, Xavier Grade School or St. Francis Xavier Basilica.

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