Louine Alma Rudeen Steffel was born March 18, 1918 in Bird Island, Minnesota and passed away peacefully on April 21, 2018.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Fleda (Latham), her husband, John Steffel, her daughter, Janice (Steffel) Feiken, sister and brother-in-law, Adele (Rudeen) and Ted Palmer, brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Laura Mae Rudeen, and (at a 100) so many relatives and friends.
She leaves behind her daughter Carren (and Horace) Nembhard of Ohio, grandchildren, David (and Harriet) Nembhard of Oregon, Karla (and Doug) Nicholas of Illinois, and Carmen (and Stefan) Gogosha of California, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Also surviving are her sisters and brothers-in-law, Lola (and George) Bockemuehl of California and Beverly (and John) Bruder of Arizona, many loving nieces and nephews, her son-in-law Ronald and (Leah) Feiken, sister-in-law Edna Athmann Rudeen, and ‘Ever Faithful’ and loving friends, B.J. Jacobs, Alice Podzorski, and Geri Edson.
Louine grew up on a farm, married a farmer and worked HARD! From hitching horses and shocking grain to arranging flowers, making her own clothes, gardening, and doing ‘handywork’, she lived life to the fullest and gave it her ‘ALL’! After retiring to Arizona in 1979 and losing her husband, John, in 1982 she enjoyed traveling, quilting, church work, playing cards and so many activities with friends. Louine was always generous, making certain that family celebrations and fun, tropical vacations were spent together. She lived a happy life.
“Well done- good and faithful servant.”
Remember Louine with random acts of kindness and/or memorials to Green Lake Bible Camp, 9916 Lake Ave. S., Spicer, MN 56288.
Graveside Services to be held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens, 7900 E Main St., Mesa, AZ on Sunday April 29, 2018.