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Ronald L. "Ronnie" Steffens

1937 to 2014


Ronald L. "Ronnie" Steffens, 77 of Sidney, passed away at the Golden Living Center in Sidney, Sunday evening, Dec. 28, 2014.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Fri., Jan 2nd in the St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Pastor Bradley Heinecke officiating. Graveside inurnment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Cremation has been held. Friends may stop at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Friday morning Jan. 2nd to sign Ronnie's register book and to drop off condolences for his family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Ronnie's name to the Dakota Boy's and Girl's Ranch, POB 5007, Minot, ND 58702-5007 or the Lutheran Hour.

Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Ronnie's care and funeral arrangements.

Ronald Lee Steffens, the son of Earl and Edna (Leimbach) Lungwitz, was born on Oct. 12, 1937 in Missouri. As a small child he moved to a farm southwest of Potter. Ronnie was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and attended Bunker Hill School. The family moved to a farm northwest of Sidney where Ronnie played an active role in helping with the farming operations. He worked in Lincoln and at a saw mill in South Dakota before returning to the Sidney area. Ronnie was active in many OHD functions and enjoyed working at the Thrift Store.

Ron was a faithful Bunker Hill Baseball fan, spent many hours with his fish tank, going fishing, tinkering and enjoyed taking things apart to see what made them work. When Ronnie was not busy with his hands he could be found watching television.

Survivors include his brothers and sisters: Gertrude Rushman, Bob Steffens and wife Deloris Steffens and Carol Franzen; sister-in-law: Charlotte Steffens all of Sidney and numerous extended family members and friends.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents: Anton and Hilda Steffens and Earl and Edna Lungwitz; brothers: Norman Steffens and wife Lemoyne and Leonard Steffens; sister: Ruth Nienhueser and husband Clifford; brothers-in-law: Norman Rushman and Ray Franzen.


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