Marvin Carl Steffen


June 4, 1929 - August 29, 2011


Marvin Carl Steffen was born June 4, 1929 on the family farm south of White Lake to Charles and Christina (Jacobsen) Steffen. He attended St. John’s Lutheran School for eight years and was confirmed on June 20, 1943. In 1951 he was drafted into the US Marine Corps and trained as a Field Radio Operator, getting discharged in 1953. Marvin returned to the family farm and farmed in partnership with his father until 1962, at which time he took over and operated until the time of his death. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he served in many capacities. He served on the Gales Township Board and was a member of the American Legion where he had been Adjutant General for the past forty-nine years.

Thankful for sharing his life are his sisters, Norma (Robert) Kristensen, White Lake; Lois (Glenn) Page, Manteca, CA; a sister-in-law, Doris Steffen, Forest Lake, MN and 19 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Ervin (Lois), Elmer, Herb (LaVerne), a sister, Loretta (Walt) Labahn and a niece, Stephanie Labahn.


Friday, September 2, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
White Lake, South Dakota


Saturday, September 3, 2011
10:30 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
White Lake, South Dakota


Military Graveside Service
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
White Lake, South Dakota

Posted by R Herzog on September 5, 2011
I would stop in every year and if the boys from KY weren't coming, he would let me walk around a little. One year his dog foound my bird on a fence post and had a meal out of it. We laughed that up for years. He was the real thing. I nice man and I will miss him but not forget him.

Posted by Judy Steffen Eberhard on September 4, 2011
I can't say enough about my Uncle Marvin. He was so fun to be around, as kids and as adults! Oh, how we all loved him - he definitely will be missed, but never forgotten!
Posted by Sears Family - Kentucky on September 2, 2011
We are so sad about Marvin. We all have enjoyed spending time with him. We had many great hunts and many more wonderful conversations with Marvin. We will surely miss him.
Sonny, Bill and Johnny Sears and all of the Kentucky Hunters
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