Lester L. Steffen

Lester L. Steffen, age 89, of Cedarburg, passed away at Hamilton House in Cedarburg on Oct. 23, 2022.

He was born June 3, 1933, in the Town of Jackson, the son of the late Henry and Alma (nee Schulz) Steffen.

He was a 1951 graduate of Cedarburg High School and worked as a pattern maker for Mercury Marine in Cedarburg from 1951 to 1970.

Lester served in the Army National Guard for seven years. He then operated his own pattern making/tool and die business from home until retiring.

On Dec. 3, 1955, he married Arliss Eernisse at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton.   

Lester enjoyed midget auto racing, stock car racing and NASCAR and followed the Badger racing circuit. He was past president of Badger Midget Association.

Lester had a love for dogs and enjoyed helping Arliss with her dog-sitting business.

Lester is survived by his wife Arliss, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Raymond and Harold.

Graveside funeral services will be held at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Town of Jackson. Please see the funeral home website for the date and time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John Lutheran Church or Ozaukee Humane Society are appreciated.

Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.



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