Darrel William Steffes, age 77, of Granville, IA died Thurs. Feb. 13, 2020 at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, IA.
Memorial mass will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Feb. 18, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville, with Father Daniel Greving officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be Monday from 4-7 p.m., there will be a rosary and vigil prayer service at 5 p.m. all at the church. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen, Iowa.
Darrel was born on June 28, 1942, in LeMars Iowa to Lawrence and Marcella (Beckmann) Steffes of Granville. He was raised on a farm south of Granville, and graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School of Granville in 1960.
He married Patti Hoffmann on February 23rd, 1963 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hospers, where they lived until moving to Granville in 1964. He was in the National Guard from 1960-1966.
He worked for Goergen Oil Co. In Granville until 1975, when he purchased the service station. He operated Darrel’s Conoco and Steffes Propane until his retirement in 2012.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville. He served the city of Granville as councilman, mayor, and was active in the Fire Dept. and EMS.
He officiated high school baseball and basketball for 25 years, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, woodworking and watching all the kids and grandkids sports activities.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 57 years Patti of Granville; his sons, Jim (Rhonda), Ken, Mark (special friend Jessa) all of the Twin Cities, Mike (Paula) of Granville, Tim (Ronita) of Myrtle Beach, SC. Grandchildren include Jarod (Madison), Alec, Kara, Jillian, Emily, Makayla, Emmet, Abi, Cooper, Cali, and Eleanor Steffes. Sisters, Joan Kaster, Carol Humes, brother Emmett (Shirley) Steffes and in laws, Pat Steffes, Dawn Steffes, Alice Stapenhorst, Jerry (Jeanne) Hoffmann, Marv Hoffmann, Bob (Ruth) Hoffmann and Jim Hoffmann.
He was preceded in death by a son Steven, his parents Larry and Sally Steffes, brothers James and Marvin, in laws, John Kaster, John Humes, Bob & Bernice Konz, Don Stapenhorst, Milton & Viola Schmit, and Wilfred Hoffmann.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and Orange City Hospice.