Steffen, Donald Ray, of Minneapolis, MN, passed away peacefully on 9/19/22. He was born on a farm near Luverne, MN, on 12/1/32 and is preceded in death by his parents, Ila Steffen (nee Eberlein), his father Reinhart Steffen, and his brother Douglas Steffen. He is survived by his children Tom Steffen, Tim Steffen and Teri Mahalich, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Don served his country faithfully as an Air Force radio operator during the Korean War, stationed in Germany. He received a National Defense Service medal and a medal for Good Conduct. He earned a business degree from Winona State University.
As a young man, he played town ball and enjoyed outdoor activities. One of his favorite memories as a kid was a family car trip he made to St. Louis to watch “Stan the Man” Musial play baseball for the Cardinals. Later in life, he developed a passion for golf while living in Arizona. He loved the desert, and the natural beauty of a sunrise was never lost on him. Anyone who knew him knows that all he needed was the sun on his face to make it a good day. He made friends easily, enjoying good conversation and a hearty laugh. His greatest joy, however, was his family. His selfless love and devotion to his family meant everything to him – and to them.
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