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Donna M. Steffen

March 2, 1937 - April 24, 2018

Service Date: April 28, 2018

Funeral Home Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, Apple Valley

Cemetery Lebanon Cemetery

Service Location Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, Apple Valley

Visitation from 4-7pm on Fri., April 27 at Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, 14850 Garrett Ave., Apple Valley. Funeral at 11am on Sat., April 28 also at Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, with visitation one hour prior.

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Donna David Steffen was born 3/2/37 in Walla Walla, Washington. Her family moved to iowa when she was a baby. They moved to Waukee, Iowa when she was four years old and she lived there and graduated from Waukee High School. She married her junior high school sweetheart in 1955 and they were happily married until his death in 2000.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Steffen; her mother, Marie David; 2 brothers, Jack and Keith “Butch”; and her sister JoAnn (Frank) Andreini. Also by her extra family – Bob’s parents, his brothers and sisters, Sy (Evelyn) Steffen, Esther (Gordon) Brock, Irene (Earl) Larson, Warren Steffen, Blanche (John) Hefley, and Viola (Joe) Neubauer. Also her special niece, Beth Andreini, kind friend, Dr. Ron Nelson, and, sadly, too many lifelong friends to mention.

Donna is survived by her daughter, Teri Bowar; her son, Rob (Jean) Steffen; five grandchildren, Bobby Steffen, Tom Bowar, Emily (Mike) Labukas, Sarah (Steve) Hartzel, Becky Bowar; and one great granddaughter, Bailey Rose. She will also be missed by many many good close friends.

Donna and Bob were transferred due to his military service and his career. They lived in many parts of the United States until they finally settled in Apple Valley, MN in 1983. She was a stay at home Mom until her children graduated from high school. When they moved to Apple Valley she worked for Dakota County for 20 years.

Donna’s family was her life and she loved every minute she spent with them. Donna never met a stranger and has friends all across the country and has always done a wonderful job of keeping in touch with them. Donna enjoyed life, always had a smile for everyone and did her best to make this world a kinder, better place to spend our lives.

She was a good daughter, wife, mother, grandma, and friend and that was what she wanted her life to be about. We find joy in knowing that she is now reunited with so many people she loved in her lifetime.