Leander Steffen, 93, of Sheboygan Falls, entered Heaven’s gates Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Pine Haven Residential in Sheboygan Falls.

He was born June 13, 1920, to the late Frank and Veronica (Seichter) Steffen. He attended St. Martins Elementary School in Charlestown in Calumet County.

Leander served his country during World War II from 1945-46 in the U.S. Navy.

On Oct. 13, 1962, he married Mary Heimann-Karls in Sheboygan Falls. She preceded him in death in 2008.

Leander was a laborer at the Kohler Co. for 38 years until his retirement in 1985.

Leander was a member of Blessed Trinity Parish in Sheboygan Falls since 1962.

He was a member of the Kohler Union #833, the American Legion Post #149 and the Kohler Quarter Century Club.

Leander loved playing sheepshead, listening to polka music, woodworking, gardening, was an avid Brewer fan and he loved visiting with friends.

He is survived by three step-daughters, Janet (Frank) Lakotich of Helena, Ala.; Jane (A.C.) West of Meadow Vista, Calif., and Joyce (Robert) Kubinek of Three Lakes, Wis.; one step daughter-in-law, Jeanne Karls of Sheboygan Falls; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Alen (Sandy) Steffen of Kiel, Wis. He is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Leander was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary; one stepson, James Karls; one stepdaughter, Joan (Fred) Braun; five brothers and two sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Leander’s life was held Monday noon, Jan. 6, 2014, at Blessed Trinity Parish in Sheboygan Falls, with the Rev. Bob Lotz offi- ciating. Burial took place in St. Mary Cemetery next to his wife in Sheboygan Falls with full military honors.

Memorials to Pine Haven or Sharon S. Richardson will be greatly appreciated.

For additional information and online condolences, please visit www.wenigfuneralhome.com.

The Wenig Funeral Home of Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is assisting the Steffen Family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to his granddaughter, Deanna Grundl and his close friend, Wally Endsley, for their loving and endearing care.

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