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Russell R. Steffen

March 6, 1946 — October 16, 2022

Russell R. Steffen, 76, of Rising City, died Sunday, October 16, 2022 at Norfolk Veteran's Home in Norfolk, Nebraska.

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IN LIEU OF A PERSONAL THANK YOU, a donation will be made to Rising City Volunteer Fire Department and First Lutheran Church.

Russell R. Steffen was born March 6, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York to Russell and Marion (Alf) Steffen. He attended Hartington Public Schools where he graduated in 1964. Following graduation, he was drafted into the Army. He served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1967. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Rising City.

Russell married Mary Gleich on April 26, 1969, in Yankton, South Dakota. Three children were born to this union. He worked at Behlens Manufacturing Company in Columbus for 30+ years until retiring in 2002. Following retirement, Russell enjoyed fishing and hunting. He had a love for deer season where he enjoyed tanning the deer hide from the deer he had hunted. He also enjoyed working on vehicles, listening to Johnny Cash, as well as listening to country music in general.

Russell is survived by his wife, Mary, two daughters, Pamela (Jay) Cech of Clarkson and Sandra Steffen of Rising City, one sister, Charlene (Pat) Doyle of Ames, Iowa, four grandchildren, Emily Cech, Austin Leimer, Randel Giersdorf, and Cara Giersdorf, and nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Sara Steffen, and sister, Sandee Herley.
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Thursday, October 20, 2022

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Friday, October 21, 2022

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Circle Mound Cemetery

, Rising City, NE 68658

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