Donald LeRoy Steffenson
  • Born on: November 14, 1939
  • Departed on: November 20, 2019
  • Resided in: Cedar Rapids, IA

Donald LeRoy Steffenson

Donald LeRoy (Steffy) Steffenson, 80 of Cedar Rapids died unexpectedly in his sleep at home on 11-20-19.

Don is survived by his wife, Margaret (Kennedy) Steffenson; his daughters, Cherie Steffenson and Linda (Todd) Sievers; sisters, Sandy (Chuck) Gough, Juanita (David) Millhouse , Teresa (Gary) Detert, Cindy (Rick) Walter; brother Tom (Carmen) Fleming; grandsons, Colton, Dalton Sievers; and Michael; granddaughter, Jessica; great grandson, Nicolas; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother.

Don was born November 14, 1939 in Vinton, IA.  He was the son of Ivan Steffenson and Evelyn (Wilson) Steffenson Fleming.  Don attended school in the Vinton School District.  He married Margaret Kennedy on May 10, 1958 in Rockville, MD. Don enlisted in the US Navy 1956-1958 and was a Seabee.  He then worked at Lefebure Corp. for 36 years.  He was a Lifetime member of ATA, Otter Creek Sportsman Club and the NRA. He was also a member of the National Skeet Shooting Association. He also loved to hunt. Don was an avid woodworker and craftsman, and was best known for his goose calls.  He loved spending his days at his school house, going to coffee with his friends at the Ron-Da-Voo in Vinton, and trapshooting.

Don was extremely proud of his “Norwegian” heritage.  He was very knowledgeable in so many areas.  He loved to share what he knew to help others learn new things.  He was extremely humble and always wore a smile.  He loved to laugh, tease and tell funny stories.  He loved all God’s creatures.  Animals (especially dogs) all loved and were instinctively drawn to him.  He never came across a single animal that didn’t respond positively toward him. 

A celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 7 at 12:00 p.m. at the Otter Creek Sportsman Club. A private family burial will be held at a later date.  Don will be laid to rest by his father in Norway, IA.

Don always kidded when we almost lost him 2 yrs ago that God didn’t have his room ready.  Well now we know…God has checked him in. 
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