Theresa M. Steffen

12/17/1951 - 04/12/2024


Obituary For Theresa M. Steffen

Theresa M. Steffen, 72, of Eau Claire passed away on Friday, April 12, 2024, at Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire.

Theresa was born on December 17, 1951, to John and Elizabeth (Dugan) Taleff in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She grew up in Eau Claire and graduated from Regis High School in 1970.

On January 5, 1972, she married Leon Steffen at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Eau Claire.

Theresa worked at Shopko in Eau Claire and then later in Lake Hallie for 30 years in the Shipping and Receiving Department. After her retirement, Theresa loved to spend time camping and spending time with her grandchildren and her great-granddaughter.

Theresa is survived by her husband, of 51 years, Leon Steffen; son, Luke (Heidi) Steffen of Mondovi; daughter, Jennifer (Mark) Kebis of Ocala, FL; grandchildren, Ashton, Alei and Jordan Miller, and Harley Kebis; great-granddaughter, Ariella Miller; brothers David (Janet) Taleff of Holcombe and Michael (Vicki) Taleff of Eau Claire; brothers-in-law, Gordan Anderson of Chippewa Falls, and Richard Steffen of Texas; sister-in-law Joan Klein of Deltona, Florida; and many other relatives and friends.

Theresa was preceded in death by her parents, John and Betty; parents-in-law, Orlo and Lillian Steffen; uncle, Robert Taleff; and sister, Jean “Jeanie” Anderson.

A memorial service will be Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 11:00 am at Smith Funeral Chapel. A visitation will be an hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. at Bloomer City Cemetery.


27 Apr


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Smith Funeral Chapel 2222 London Rd Eau Claire, WI 54701 Get Directions »
27 Apr

Memorial Service

11:00 AM

Smith Funeral Chapel 2222 London Rd Eau Claire, WI 54701 Get Directions »
27 Apr


01:30 PM

Bloomer City Cemetery Bloomer, WI 54724 Get Directions »
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  • 04/25/2024

    Dear Alei and family, So sorry for your loss of this beautiful grandma, who passed too soon. May God fill you with His peace, and may loving memories comfort you. Sue (friend of Jim and Lila Vincent)

  • 04/17/2024

    We are sad to hear of Theresa's passing. I will always be thankful of her kindness and generosity helping out when she could. She will be dearly missed

  • 04/15/2024

    Prayers and hugs for all of you. Please know that I am here for you. Life can be hard and this is one of the hardest to have to except. Love and will miss you Theresa. Your friend since 1st grade Snookie💔

  • 04/14/2024

    Rest in peace my friend, i have so many memories of us growing up i think i could write a book, like the times we grabbed a salt shaker and sat in peoples gardens eating tomatoes, or finding the nearest apple tree and eating green apples until our bellies hurt. Walking to Fourniers in the winter with our bermuda shorts on our knees were purple with cold, my mom would all ways say you girls are gonna get arthritis in those knees! And then after we got married camping at romie and ruthies, playing cards on friday nite was our big nite out. I can still hear your fun laugh reading this. Rest easy Theres, until we meet again❤️ Rose

  • 04/14/2024

    Leo, i am shocked and saddened to hear of Theresa's passing. We have been friends forever from first grade on, i spent a lot of time at her house and she at mine, we laughed and cried together at all of life's good times and bad times but were all ways there for each other. I will miss her. May God's healing grace help you and your family get through this very hard time❤️


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    Cheryl Kline sent Living Spirit Dishgarden for Theresa M. Steffen - 04/22/2024

    Hugs and prayers. Cheryl (Snookie) Kline, Carole Brandrup, Ann Kinnunen

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