Obit: Steffen, Martha (1879 - 1966)
Contact: Rich/Kris Tyler
Surnames: STEFFEN KLAPPERICH BARTSCH CANFIELD HANSEN TYLER
----Source: MARSHFIELD HERALD (Marsfield, Wis.),Friday, May 13, 1966, page 8
Steffen, Martha (19 DEC 1879 - 12 MAY 1966)
AREA RESIDENT DIES AT AGE 86
Mrs. Martha Steffen, 86, a former resident of Lindsey, died at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bethel Convalescent Home where she had resided the past nine years. She had been in ill health the past several years.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Bakerville. The Rev. Carroll Walljasper, pastor of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church at Chili, will officiate, and burial will be made in the Lynn cemetery.
The body will repose at the Rembs Funeral Home in Marshfield from 3 p.m. today until time of services. A general rosary service will be conducted there at 8 o’clock tonight. The former Martha Klapperich was born Dec. 19, 1879, in the town of Lincoln, Wood County. Her marriage to John Steffen, who preceded her in death June 12, 1952, took place Feb. 12, 1902, at St. Cloud (WI). After their marriage they made their home in Fond du Lac County until 1921, when they came to the Lindsey area. In 1942 they moved to Stanley where she made her home until going to the Bethel Convalescent Home.
Survivors are five sons, Leo and Gilbert, Fond du Lac; Erving, Rt. 5, Marshfield; Albert, of Stanley; and Elmer, Chili; four daughters, Mrs. Herman (Caroline) Bartsch, Granton; Mrs. Ray (Dorene) Canfield, Clam Lake; Mrs. Victor (Agnes) Hansen, North Carolina; and Mrs. Perry (Elsie) Tyler, Chicago; 22 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a son, three sisters and a brother.
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