Cecelia Steffan, 90, died Sept. 6 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend. She was born Aug. 5, 1923, at Marienthal, the daughter of John F. and Magdalena (Dreher) Younger. She married Frank J. Steffan on Oct. 21, 1942, at Marienthal. He died Feb. 24, 2001. A Great Bend resident since 1945, coming from Marienthal, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Steffan was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church, the Altar Society, and Daughters of Isabella, all of Great Bend.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry Steffan and his wife Karen of Great Bend, and Ken Steffan of Lake Forrest, Calif.; two daughters, Betty Zink and her husband Jim of Olmitz, and Marilyn Dougherty and her husband Dennis of Great Bend; 15 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Bev Haselhorst; three brothers, Tony Younger, Frank Younger and Felix Younger; and four sisters, Elizabeth Hacker, Sr. Margaret Younger, Sr. Mary Barbara Younger and Lucy Younger.
Vigil service with Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at Bryant Funeral Home. Altar Society Rosary will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with Father Ted Stoecklein officiating. Interment will be at Great Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Holy Family School Endowment or Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 8, 2013