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Marengo-Union Funeral Home

505 East Grant Highway, Marengo, IL

OBITUARY

Edwin L. Steffen

July 11, 1931January 19, 2020

Edwin L. Steffen, 88, passed away on January 19, 2020, in Woodstock. Born July 11, 1931, in Marengo, IL, he was the son of William and Emma Steffen. He married Bernice E. Steffen on December 26, 1970, in Marengo and inherited a family.

He is survived by his children: Eric (Susan) Hanson, Brad (Lilli) Hanson and Laura (Jon) Aagesen; his grandchildren: Graeme (Sarah) Hanson, Christopher (Trish) Hanson, Emilie Jackson, Joel (Kelly) Jackson, Ian Jackson, TJ (Tia) Aagesen, Jim (Melissa) Aagesen, Aaron Hanson, Katie (Jake) Knappmiller, Melissa (John) Russell, Alissa (Josh) Martinson, Kristen (Chris) Kranich and Valerie Hanson; his great-grandchildren: Desi, Tommy, Niklas, Hannah, Sammy, Ethan, Olivia, Noah, Josiah, Aliyah, Brennan, Emma, Cole, Evan, Luke & Maren.

Edwin was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice, and his son, Jeff Hanson.

Edwin was a big fan of Marengo High School Sports and was often seen sitting on the top row with his brother Erv, and they were called the double Bs due to sitting in the top row in the B section. He was a farmer, and, in the offseason, he worked at Arnold’s engineering for 30 years in the shipping and receiving department.

He was a wonderful dad and grandfather putting his kids and grandkids first. If he wasn’t fixing a tricycle, driving the grandkids somewhere, or working on a project with his son-in-law Jon, he would be watching the Cubs on TV with his soulmate, Bernice. He was such a friendly man and was never seen without a smile.

Visitation 9 am until 11 am., Friday, January 24, 2020, at Zion Lutheran Church, 412 Jackson Street, Marengo, with funeral service to follow at 11 am at Church. Interment will be at Marengo City Cemetery.

Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Valley High Nursing Home who cared for him like family.

  • FAMILY

  • Bernice E. Steffen, Wife (deceased)
  • Eric (Susan) Hanson, Brad (Lilli) Hanson and Laura (Jon) Aagesen, Children
  • Graeme (Sarah) Hanson, Christopher (Trish) Hanson, Emilie Jackson, Joel (Kelly) Jackson, Ian Jackson, Tj (Tia) Aagesen, Jim (Melissa) Aagesen, Aaron Hanson, Katie (Jake) Knappmiller, Melissa (John) Russell, Alissa (Josh) Martinson, Kristen (Chris) Kranich and Valerie Hanson, Grandchildren
  • Desi, Tommy, Niklas, Hannah, Sammy, Ethan, Olivia, Noah, Josiah, Aliyah, Brennan, Emma, Cole, Evan, Luke & Maren, Great Grandchildren
  • Jeff Hanson, Son (deceased)
  • William and Emma Steffen, Parents (deceased)

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 24, 2020

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