Gayla J. Steen

Mar 18, 2021
Steen, Gayla


***Services will now be held at a later date***


4:00 - 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Locke Funeral Home. 




Memorials may be directed to the family; a memorial park bench will be placed in Gayla’s name. 

Cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family.      


Gayla J. Steen, 69, of Waterloo, died on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at MercyOne Waterloo from complications of a fall. 

Gayla was born on January 14, 1952 in Waterloo, daughter of Galen and Mary (Reiter) Van Dorn.  

She graduated from Waterloo West High School with the class of 1970.   

Gayla married Timothy Steen in the summer of 2002 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.

Gayla held various jobs throughout the years but was primarily a homemaker. 

She had been a member of Burton Avenue Baptist Church. Gayla loved being out in nature, often going camping and fishing. She also enjoyed playing darts, crocheting and reading novels and devotionals. Dogs and wolves held a special place in her heart. 

Survived by her husband, Tim Steen of Waterloo; two daughters, Cristy Abbott of South Carolina and Shannon Abbott of Wichita, KS; son, Aaron Abbott of Aurora, CO; seven grandchildren, Alexandrea Tyrrell, Ezekiel Abbott, Vera Abbott, Zoe Abbott, Takoda Bennett, Riley Abbott, and Ethan Abbott; three great-grandchildren, Maya Fry, and Jayce & Lilly Halstead-Clark; and two brothers, Gary (Shirley) Van Dorn of Byron Center, MI and Scott (Peggy) Van Dorn of Parkersburg.  

Preceded in death by her parents. 

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