Elfriede (nee Hoell) Steffens

March 31, 1940 ~ December 9, 2019 (age 79)

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Elfriede Steffens (nee Hoell), 79, a longtime resident of Johnsburg, died Monday, December 9, 2019, at home.  She was born March 31, 1940, in Germany, to the late Bernard and Brigette (nee Ziegler) Hoell.

Elfriede was a hardworking woman, fantastic cook and baker, who enjoyed gardening, tennis, cross-country skiing, and traveling.  Above all, she was a loving wife, mom, and wonderful oma.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Walter, whom she married May 23, 1964; children, Michael (Jean) Steffens, Jeff (Stephanie) Steffens, and Karen (Tom) Szumanski; grandchildren, Paul and Nicole Steffens, Jillian and Alexandra Steffens, and Samantha, Kate, and Jessica Szumanski; siblings, Sr. Sigmunda Hoell and August (Mechtilde) Hoell; nephew and nieces, Klaus Lautenschlaeger, Beate (Jurgen) Lorenz, and Annette (Michael) Reinfried; and many great nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to her parents, Elfriede was preceded in death by sister, Rosel (Kurt) Lautenschlaeger.

Visitation Friday, December 13, from 9-10:45 a.m., at Hamsher Lakeside Funerals and Cremations, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Rd., Fox Lake.  Funeral Mass to follow at 11:30 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2302 W. Church, Johnsburg.  Burial in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Johnsburg.

In lieu of flowers, Masses in Elfriede’s name appreciated.

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December 13, 2019

9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Hamsher Lakeside Funerals & Cremations
12 N. Pistakee Lake Rd.
Fox Lake, IL 60020

Funeral Mass
December 13, 2019

11:30 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
2302 W Church St.
Johnsburg, IL 60051

December 13, 2019

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
2302 W. Church St.
Johnsburg, IL 60051

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