1 p.m. on Monday, October 9, 2023 at Grace Lutheran
Church, 860 Banyan Blvd., Naples, FL 34102
Dale W. Steffens, 75, of Naples, FL,
died on September 1, 2023 in cardiac ICU with his
wife and pastor at his side.
He was born in Lincoln, on January 27, 1948, son of
the late Merritt and Doris Steffens. He was baptized
and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church and later was
an active member of Faith Lutheran Church.
Dale is survived by his wife, Bonnie; three
children: Erica (Chris) Turlington, Kimberly (Mike)
Jacoby and Aaron Steffens; siblings: brother Darrell
(Kathy) Steffens, sister Darla (Scott) Smith,
sister-in-law Pat Steffens; and two rambunctious
grandchildren: Pierce and Haven Jacoby.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death
by his brothers, Steve Steffens and David Steffens.
Dale was employed at Lehn & Fink in purchasing.
After the plant closed, he served as East Lincoln
Township Highway Commissioner before retiring to
Dale was passionate about his faith, his family, his
flock of Hampshire sheep, the Fighting Illini and
During his valiant, successful battle with cancer,
Dale often said that he was in a win-win situation:
either he would continue to live in this amazing
world, or he would be in heaven with God. He is at
home in heaven with his Lord now.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday,
October 9, 2023 at Grace Lutheran Church, 860 Banyan
Blvd., Naples, FL 34102. Family and friends are
welcome to attend the service and a gathering with
refreshments immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory
of Dale to:
Grace Lutheran Pre-School 860 Banyan Blvd, Naples,
Pelican Lutheran Church, 5800 Golden Gate Parkway,
Naples, FL 34116, where he volunteered to teach
English to immigrants.