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Ruth Marie Steffen, 99, of Ottumwa, died at 12:15 a.m. October 16, 2017 at Ridgewood Specialty Care.
She was born February 17, 1918 in Fond Du Lac, WI to John and Clara Schmitz Konen. She married Arthur J. Steffen on December 2, 1939 and he preceded her in death on April 2, 1998.
Ruth was a 1936 graduate of Goodrich High School in Fond du Lac. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and the Altar & Rosary Society.
Surviving is her son, Stanley (Nan) Steffen of Ottumwa; her daughter, Sandra Ann Moylan of Garland, TX; 5 grandchildren 7 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Jane O'Brien of Fond du Lac, WI; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lee and Lloyd Konen and two sisters, Lorraine Brill and Eleanor Donovan.
Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. A Christian Wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Entombment will be in the Shrine of Rest Mausoleum at Ledgeview Cemetery in Fond du Lac, WI.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ottumwa.
Published on October 16, 2017
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