(RET) SFC Luverne R. Steffens, Sr. of Junction City, KS, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Valley View Senior Life Center. A private family graveside service will take place at Kansas Veterans' Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to be given to the DAV or to the Zion United Church of Christ.
Luverne was born February 2, 1932, Red Wing, MN, the son of Rudolph and Edna (Firl) Steffens.
Luverne entered the U S Army from April 27, 1950 as a combat engineer until his retirement August 31, 1971. He served in Korea 1950-1951 and in Vietnam 1967-1968, 1970-1971. His awards include the Bronze Star, First Oak Leaf Cluster and the Army Commendation Medal. Following his retirement he worked Civil Service at Fort Riley, KS as a Warehouseman. He was a member of the American Legion, Post #45.
He married Lola R. (Lane) on October 15, 1952 in Sidney, NE. She preceded him in death February 4, 2018.
He is survived by two sons, Luverne "Vern" Steffens and his wife Doris of Junction City, KS, Michael G. Steffens and his wife Andrea of Junction City, KS; one daughter, Pamela Dishman of Junction City, KS; Seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son David Steffens, one granddaughter Tiffany Canaday; one brother, Arnold Steffens; two sisters, Delores Blakstad and Evelyn Porter
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