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Obituaries

Obituaries

Clifford V. Steffen 1919 - 2006 Ottawa

Graveside services with military honors for Clifford V. Steffen, 87, Ottawa, will be at 11:30 a.m. today at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Stanley.Mr. Steffen died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006. He was born June 5, 1919, in Haviland, the son of John and Gertie Steffen. He grew up in Clearfield and Eudora.Mr. Steffen served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He started his own plumbing business in Olathe and was a master plumber. He and his wife later moved to Baldwin, where they lived for 35 years before moving to Ottawa.He was a past commander of American Legion Post No. 153 in Olathe. He was an avid gardener, fisherman and longtime Royals fan. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Steffen, of the home, and a brother, Richard Steffen. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Beatrice Roney.The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at McGilley & Frye Funeral Home in Olathe. The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society for lung cancer research, sent in care of the funeral home, 105 E. Loula, Olathe 66061.