Rev. Lee W. Steffen, 87, of Franklin, NC, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2008.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2008, at the Resurrection Lutheran Church. The Rev. Robert Strickert of Atlanta, a longtime friend and colleague, will officiate the service.
The family will receive friends Friday, July 25, 2008, from 6-9 p.m. at Macon Funeral Home.
Private burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery.
Rev. Steffen was born in Sioux Falls, SD. He was the son of the late William Steffen and Arvilla (Forsyth) Steffen. Rev. Steffen was a pastor in the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod and served churches in Jamison, Neb, Clearwater,Neb, Spencer, and Lakeland, Fla. He was a pastor for 63 years and also served as an interim pastor for the Resurrection Lutheran Church of Franklin. He received his Masters Degree in theology from the Concordia Seminary in St. Louis.
Rev. Steffen is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy J. (Hertlein) Steffen; four children: William Lee Steffen and his wife, Carolyn of Canberra, Austrailia, Frederick John Steffen and his wife, Elizabeth Ann of Arlington Heights, Ill., Paul Richard Steffen and his wife, Pamela Sue of Lebanon, Tenn., and Mark Edwin Steffen and wife, Joan of Fuquary Varina, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations can be made to Resurrection Lutheran Church, 38 Wayah Street Franklin, NC 28734.
Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.