Private – United States Army
12/22/25 - 3/29/45
Pvt Steffen entered service in July, 1944 and was sent to New Guinea in December, 1944. He had been in the Phillipines two months when he was Killed in Action March 29 on Cebu Island in the Phillipines.
PARENTS: Mr. & Mrs. Bert Steffen, 709 South Ninth Street, Wood River, IL
FAMILY: In addition to his parents, he is survived by four brothers: M/Sgt. E. B. Steffen, Gerald, Walter & Warren at home, and four sisters, Mrs. Ray Fraser, Mrs. Venita Evans, Mrs. Fred Graham, and Virginia at home.
He graduated from Roxana High School in 1944 and was employed at Western Cartridge until he entered service.
FUNERAL SERVICES: Marks Mortuary
BURIAL: Woodland Cemetery