David V. “Stoof” Steffen

Jul 26, 2020
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10:30 AM Friday, July 31, at Locke Funeral Home


5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 30 at the funeral home.


Orange Township Cemetery; Military Rites by Gilbertville American Legion Post #714 and Iowa Army National Guard Funeral Honor Guard.


Mission 22 Veteran Suicide Awareness or mail check to: Mission 22, 17040 Pilkington Rd, Suite 200, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

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     David V. “Stoof” Steffen, 71, of La Porte City, died Sunday, July 26, 2020 at his home.
     He was born June 18, 1949 in Geneseo, IL, son of Vernon and Ruth Johnson Steffen. He graduated Cambridge (IL) High School in 1967 then attended Automotive Technical School in Des Moines. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam.
     Dave married Sherry "Jeannie" Jeffries September 30, 1972 at Hammond Ave. Brethren Church, Waterloo. He worked in the Sears Automotive Dept. and then worked as parts manager at Glen Jeffries Implement. He drove truck as an owner/operator, retiring in 2006. Then was part time instructor for Hawkeye Community College and DOT tester in the Transportation Center. He was a member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, Rochester Chapter. He loved sprint car racing and NASCAR and enjoyed traveling the U.S. and spending time in Florida.
     Dave is survived by his wife, Sherry "Jeannie" Jeffries of La Porte City; two sons, Brett Steffen off Ely, NV‚ and Kale (Stacy) Steffen of Parrish, FL; four grandchildren, Cameron, Kaden, Chase, and Ella Steffen; and a sister, Diane (Bob) Gushanas of Illinios.
     He is preceded by his parents; and father-in-law, Glen Jeffries.

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  1. Sharon Allsup | Jul 28, 2020
    So sorry Sherry and family. Deepest sympathy
  2. Mike & Theresa Echelberger | Jul 28, 2020
    Our deepest Sympathy to the family. Dave meant so much to our class of 1967 and will be missed a lot . Blessings in the days ahead rememberire all the wonderful memories of your life together .
  3. Alice Barman | Jul 28, 2020
    Sherry and family - So sorry to hear of your loss.  Have such fond memories of the many times we shared as we were growing up. Prayers to you and your family today and in the weeks ahead. Love and Hugs! 
  4. Marv and Sue Hrubes | Jul 28, 2020
    We are sorry to hear this sad news.  Our prayers and sympathy go out to Sherry, Brett, and Kale and the rest of the family members.  
  5. Amy Knupp | Jul 28, 2020

    Sherry and family,

    i am sorry to hear about Dave.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  

  6. Everyone at RTTC | Jul 27, 2020
    Sherry, our hearts go out to you and your family.  Dave will really be missed.
  7. Mary J Shull | Jul 27, 2020

    Sherry -  We are so sorry to hear about Dave.  He was really a special guy and was so fun to be around.  We cousins had many happy times playing together when we were little.  Our prayers are with all his family in this difficult time.


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