Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at the Daniel Funeral Home Chapel in St. Cloud for Evelyn M. "Evie" Steffes, age 86, of Monticello and formerly of St. Cloud, who died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at her home. The Rev. Bruce Timm will officiate. Burial will be in North Star Cemetery in St. Cloud.
Friends may call after 9 a.m. Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. The VFW Granite Post No. 428 Ladies Auxiliary will pray at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Evie was born on April 6, 1920, in Akron Township, Minn., to Jacob and Laura (Perry) Ellingson. She married Earl Johnson and Ralph Wire prior to her marriage to Donald Steffes. They all preceded her in death. She lived in St. Cloud where she was employed by Fingerhut. She moved to Brainerd and later to Monticello. Evie was a former member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in St. Cloud and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Evie enjoyed bowling, gardening, dancing and fishing.
Evie is survived by her children, David (Jan) Johnson, of St. Cloud, Ruth (Dan) Aitchison, and their children, Erica and Katie, of Mesa, Ariz., Beverly Trombley, and her daughter, Nicole, of Ramsey; stepchildren, James Steffes, of California, Tom Steffes, of Maryland, Linda Case, of Montana, Karen Martin, of Montana, Robert Steffes of Montana, Cheryl Forsberg, of St. Cloud, David Steffes, of Waite Park, and all of their families; sister, Ardis "Tuck" (Wayne) Billiet, of Graceville; sister-in-law, Lorraine Ellingson, of Redwood Falls.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; and brother, Ernest "Duke."
Arrangements are with Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud.
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