John L. Steffes
Fond du Lac – John “Steff, JL” Louis Steffes, 73, died unexpectedly on May 5, 2022 at Milwaukee VA Hospital after a brief illness. He was born on March 15, 1949 in Fond du Lac, the youngest of four children and the only child of Louis and Vincentia (Brenner) Steffes.
John graduated from Goodrich High School. He served honorably in the Vietnam War. John married Nancy Tweedale on February 16, 1990 in Fond du Lac.
John worked for Tecumseh Products and then Georgia Pacific Paper Company for 14 years until his retirement. After retirement, John and Nancy spent the winters in Arizona.
John could fix or build anything, and if he didn’t know how, he taught himself. He made beautiful stained glass lights. John loved hunting and fishing, with Nancy as his number 1 fishing partner. He loved to fry the fish he fished during the family fries.
John enjoyed playing poker with his friends and loved his cats, Lilly and Abby.
John’s family is grateful for the VA, Milwaukee VA Medical Center and Fisher House, a facility that reduces the burden on families whose loved ones are staying at Milwaukee VA Medical Center by providing free accommodation for to them.
John is survived by his wife Nancy; son Eric (Crystal) Steffes; brothers Mary (Giovanni) Cappellari, Sr. Jean Steffes, CSA, and Carol (Thomas) Freund and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
John was preceded in death by his father, Louis in 1949, and his mother, Vincentia, in 2012.
Services: John’s family invites family and friends to a visit on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at the Holy Family Catholic Church, 271 4th Street Way, Fond du Lac from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. There will be a Christian burial mass. will be held at 11 a.m. in the church. Joan will be buried in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
Instead of flowers, John’s family is asking you to consider a donation on John’s behalf to Fisher House Wisconsin, PO Box 13768, Milwaukee, WI 53213-0768 or fisherhousewi.org.
Condolences can be shared online at www.zacherlfuneralhome.com.
Posted online May 7, 2022
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter, Green Bay Press Gazette