LEIPSIC -- Rita K. Steffen, 73, of Leipsic, died at 8:05 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2013, at her residence.
She was born May 12, 1940, in Defiance, to the late Reid "Dutch" and Juanita (Brecheisen) Ream. On October 28, 1961, she married Eugene Steffen, who survives in Leipsic.
Rita is also survived by her five children, Laura (Scott) Schroeder and Larry Steffen, both of
Leipsic, Lynne (James) Bowers of Kalida, and Leann Lambert and Lajean (Troy) Meyer, both of Leipsic; 13 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Susie (Ronnie) Goller of Defiance; and two brothers-in-law, Hubert Hancock and Dan Curl, both of Defiance.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Elta Hancock and Verda Curl.
Rita was a homemaker. She attended St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Miller City. She loved the outdoors and spending time with her grandkids.
A funeral service will begin 1 p.m. Monday, September 30, 2013 at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Leipsic, with Deacon Tom Niese officiating. Burial will follow in St. Nicholas Catholic Church Cemetery, Miller City. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or to the family. Condolences may be expressed to: www.lovefuneralhome.com.