Joann Steffl

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Joann StefflJoann Marie Steffl age 79 of Redwood Falls passed away Monday, September 1, 2014 at Seasons Hospice House in Redwood Falls after a courageous battle with cancer. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, September 5 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. Visitation is from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. Friday at the church. Private family burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to New Horizons Crisis Center or Seasons Hospice. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Joann Marie (Trandahl) Steffl was born February 8, 1935 in Marshall, Minnesota to Joe and Ann (Newmann) Trandahl. She attended school through 6th grade in Redwood Falls and graduated as Salutatorian from St. Anne’s Catholic School in 1953. On November 7, 1953 she was united in marriage to Charles L. Steffl at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Wabasso. Joann worked various jobs including at the ASCS office for many years and the last 15 years with Redwood County Human Services until she retired in December 2007. She also spent many years helping on the family farm by Belview. After retirement, Joann volunteered at many places including the Food Shelf, Redwood Hospital gift shop, and the Veteran’s office. She belonged to numerous social clubs such as the Extension Club and Night Owls and was very active in her church community in CCW and as lector. Joann enjoyed reading, fishing, and going to the lake. She liked flowers, playing cards, and having coffee and cake with friends. Joann was very proud of her family, kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. Her siblings were very dear to her.

Joann is survived by Charles L. Steffl of Belview; children: Joleen Lentz of Fergus Falls, Charlene (Bill) Lightfoot of Vesta, Rebecca (Rick) Wulf of Renville, Sharon (Muff) Brink of Renville, Charles (Jolene) Steffl of Belview, Vicky (Kurt) Kasten of Belleair Bluffs, FL, Timothy Steffl (special friend Lana Anderson) of Mantorville, and Jennifer (Glenn) Boomsma of Brandon, SD. She is also survived by 28 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and three siblings: Arden (Sylvia) Trandahl of Spearfish, SD, Ed (Sandra) Trandahl of Omaha, NE, and Mary (Marlin) Kuehn of Raleigh, NC. She is preceded in death by her parents, and sisters Marilyn Knutson, Patricia Szarke, and Yvonne Trandahl.

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  1. Joan Woelfel says:

    I am very sorry for your loss– Joann was a very special Lady- I will miss her very much. We had wonderful conversations each month when she came in to pay rent. We tried to solve the worlds problems. She was always so complimentary, always upbeat even when she was not feeling well she still had a smile on her face. She was never negative. If there is anything I can do for your family- please let me know.
    Your family is in my prayers!!

  2. Duane & Cindy Mertens says:

    Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your families.

  3. Sue & Roy Kodet says:

    Sharon, Becky and families, Your have our Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your mom, grandma and great-grandma !
    Your family’s are in our thought and prayers !!

  4. Debbie and Jesse Hernandez and family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this hard time in your lives. We pray you find comfort in knowing that Joni is resting in God’s loving arms and feeling His unending love. Our moms always give us such wonderful memories to carry with us for our lifetime – it is having those memories that makes us know they are always with us in our lives. The Steffl family has always had such a wonderful closeness about them and we hope the comfort you find in each other will help with the pain and loss. To Sharon and Muff and the girls, please know I am thinking of you and love you all.

    • Thank you Debbie and family for thinking of us. She gave it her best shot with doing chemo. She just lost the battle against the cancer.

  5. Kerri & Roger Zimmermann says:

    So sorry for your loss, just heard the news – she will be missed by many… Such a active perky woman!! Alway had a smile on her face when I would run into her in town… So sorry for your loss 🙁

  6. Bruce & Sandy Feldman says:

    Our sympathy goes out to your family. Prayers being sent your way.

  7. Harvey & Ann Marie Lay says:

    No more pain and suffering Aunt Joann. Your immediate family and friends will remember your ever present smile and genuine greetings always. May those that have gone before you rejoice upon your arrival in heaven, and the Lord envelope you in his arms – he has gained another angel.

  8. Sue and Gene Ebbers says:

    Gene and I feel blest to have gotten to know Joann. She was a beautiful, caring woman who always had a kind word and smile for everyone!

  9. Elaine McDowell says:

    Becky and family, what a journey you have been on these past months! Now your mom can be at peace in heaven. You are in my thoughts and prayers. A mom is special so remember her smile and hugs!

  10. Roger Bruns says:

    I didn’t take the time to get to know her like I should have. Whenever I briefly talked to her, she was so pleasant and interesting. I rejoice in knowing her. You have my sympathy.

  11. Joan Okins says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. Joann was a great person to work through the years. I am very lucky to have called her
    my friend. She will truly be missed. May God bless you all.

  12. Kim Anderson says:

    Such a wonderful, caring, strong woman. She will certainly be missed. She was there for me and my mom when my mom was struggling with cancer. Always reaching out and lending a helping hand. She was a true angel. God will take good care of her in heaven.

  13. Ron and Mary L.Revier says:

    So sorry for your lost.
    Joann was a very special ,upbeat lady, with a pleasant smile on her face.
    At least now she is at peace and no more suffering.
    God Bless All of you .
    Ron and Mary L. Revier

  14. Terry & Linda Marguth says:

    I always enjoyed visiting with Joann. She had a great understanding of life and the sincere desire to make everything right. God bless all of you in your loss. She is in heaven and visiting with some one.

  15. Tammy Blaine says:

    I will miss our long talks, your hugs & unending willingness to help me out at the Veteran’s Office. Your smile will always be my memory…You are a true angel and I am comforted to know that you are at peace and true happiness in heaven. Play a game of cards with my dad ok! Until we meet again, my prayers of comfort are with your family. <3

  16. Alex & Maria Norman says:

    We are sorry the here about Aunt Joann. Please know that our hearts are with you, please know how much we care.

  17. Sharon Biastock & Mary Mortenson says:

    Jennifer…
    Was so sorry to hear of your loss. Joan was truly one of a kind. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  18. Janet Lanoue says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Joan was a very special person to me. My thoughts and prayers to all of you.

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