Betty A. Steffen Paul

September 11, 1928December 12, 2012

Betty Ann (Steffen) Paul passed peacefully into the arms of her Savior on Wednesday, December 12 2012, at lutheran Life Villages of Fort Wayne, IN, in the care of her loving husband Robert. Betty was born in Hopkins Minnesota on September 11, 1928 to William and Irene (Timm) Steffen. On June 4, 1950 she was united in marriage at Trinity Lutheran Church, Winfield, Kansas, to Robert J Paul who survives her. Of that marriage were born John who has preceded her in death, Jane, (Rev. David) Boedecker and Joanne (Rev. Wendy Van der Hart). Also surviving her are daughter-in-law, Margaret Franson, and 2 grandaughters, Emily Boedecker and Sara (Kelley) Johnston-Boedecker. Betty was a teacher by profession and an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Fort Wayne. Visitation with family present will be Sunday, December 16, from 6 pm-8pm at the Klaehn, Fahl and Melton Funeral Home, 420 W. Wayne St.Funeral services will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 W. Jefferson Blvd. on Monday, December 17 at 10 AM, with visitation one hour prior at church.. Memorials may be directed to Emmanuel Lutheran Church.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 16, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 17, 2012

Betty A. Steffen Paul

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David Walter Schoedel

December 19, 2012

Paul's, I am very sorry for your lost of a great loved one. Mr. and Mrs. Paul were my godparents and I was proud to have 2 of my parents friends and active church members as my sponsors. I remember always seeing them at Emmanuel and how much my mom and dad smiled and had fun with them. I knew why they were chosen as my sponsors. I also remembered going to your house as a kid and enjoyed playing sports with Joanne. I couldn't believe a girl could be that good at sports. Thinking of you!

Paula (Schoedel) Burnett

December 17, 2012

To the Paul Family -
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We wish you God's Blessings.

Candace Prochaska

December 16, 2012

Dear Bob, Jane, and Joanne and family, May the spirit of our Lord comfort you and grant you His sweet peace. In His love and care, Candy and Tom Prochaska

John Schoedel

December 16, 2012

Bob, Jane, Joanne and Family, so many memories growing up with all of you and being at home with Betty during storms and so much else. I miss John and now mom. May God be with you as you recall with fondness memories of Betty and exclaim with joy that she is now herself again with God in heaven. God bless you. John and Mary Ann Schoedel

Nora and Rich Dregne

December 16, 2012


We know that this is a time of sadness not only for you but also for David, Emily, Sara and the rest of your family. Please know you will all be in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in each other and your lifetime of memories.

Nora and Rich

Colleen Kracht

December 15, 2012

Dear Bob, Jane, Joanne, and family.
We send our thoughts and prayers of comfort. We know you feel comfort through family, friends, and Our Lord's loving hand. May this season of hope and waiting for Jesus' birth embrace you with hope.
Blessings to each of you,
Linn and Colleen Kracht

December 14, 2012

Dear Bob, Jane, and Joanne,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You and your family are special friends. We rejoice with you - a day of victory for Betty.

Lee and Walt Schoedel