John Steffen

Mr. John Steffen of Grafton passed away in the evening hours of Monday, May 29, 2023, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was 74 years old.

John was born in Port Washington on Aug. 8, 1948, the son of John G. and Regina (nee Weber) Steffen.

He grew up in the Dacada and Random Lake area, graduating from Random Lake High School with the Class of 1966.

After high school, John attended Milwaukee Area Technical College and became a journeyman machine repairman.  He worked for Tecumseh Power Products, Briggs and Stratton and Harley-Davidson Motor Co., where he retired from in 2013.

On Aug. 12, 1979, he married Cynthia Janke in Grafton.

John was a member of First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg.

He loved golf and played for many years in the Bogie Men League at Hawthorne Hills Golf Course.

He also enjoyed camping, traveling, spending time with his grandchildren and watching them participate in sports.

John is survived by his wife Cindy and his four children, Kelley (Hendrik) Braaksma, Katie (Chris Refinski) Steffen, Erin (Marvin) Burg and Shane (Staci) Steffen.

He is further survived by 13 grandchildren, Alexander, Trinity, Savana, Jesse, Sophia, Skyler, Colin, Elena, Eric, Tristan, Liam, Corben and Ian; three brothers, James (Bonnie) Steffen, Jeff (Ann) Steffen and Jay (Lynda) Steffen; his father-in-law Ken Janke; brothers-in-law Michael (Ornella) Janke, Patrick (Joanne) Janke and Jonathan (Karen) Janke; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Regina Steffen, his brother Joel Steffen and his mother-in-law Vivian Janke.

Funeral services will be celebrated on Friday, June 2, 2023, at 5 p.m. at First Immanuel Lutheran Church, W67 N622 Evergreen Blvd., Cedarburg.

Visitation will take place at the church on Friday, June 2, from 3 to 4:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the First Immanuel Lutheran Church Guardian Angel Fund.

Eernisse Funeral Home, Cedarburg, is honored to serve the Steffen family.



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