Obit: Furman, Iris S. (1927 – 2014)


Surnames: Furman, Steffen, Hahn, Laschen, Wittlinger, Dumler, Boettcher, Hallowell

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 22 Oct 2014

Furman, Iris S. (21 APR 1927 – 14 OCT 2014)

Iris S. Furman, 87, Loyal, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal. Rev. Daniel Zimmerman officiated. Burial followed in the Loyal Cemetery. Pallbearers were Duane Steffen, Jeff Griesbach, Cassius Griesbach, Jim Froeba, Darrell Laschen and Kevin Peuse.

Iris Sylvia Steffen was born in the town of Beaver on April 21, 1927, a daughter of Lena (nee Hahn) and Emil Steffen. She was raised on the family farm, received her elementary education in country schools, and graduated from Loyal High School in 1945. Iris then attended Medford Normal School where she earned her teaching certificate. She taught school for eight years in the Clark County area, before her marriage to Orlo L. Furman on Nov. 1, 1957, in Marshfield. Iris raised a family and farmed with her husband one mile south of Loyal. After her husband's death on June 9, 1992, Iris continued to live on the farm until the time of her death. She had many interests, but especially loved going to the casino, flow-ers, gardening and yard work.

Iris is survived by her twin children, Mary (Darrell) Laschen and Randy Furman, both of Loyal; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Orlo; six sisters, Helen Schuh, Irene Wittlinger, Eulalia Steffen, Rose Dumler, Caroline Boettcher and Alaire Hallowell; and two brothers, Emil Steffen and Harry Steffen.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, assisted the family with arrangements.



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