Arlen William Steffens, 89, of Wahpeton, ND, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at St. Catherine’s Living Center in Wahpeton. Visitation will be on Friday, August 18, 2023, from 5 pm to 7 pm with a prayer service at 7 pm, at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home. His funeral service will be held at Breck Lutheran Church in Breckenridge, MN, on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at 10 am, with visitation one-hour prior. Rene’ Hasbargen will officiate. Burial will be in Tyler, ND. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton.
Arlen was born on February 4, 1934, to Albert and Ethel (Tribke) Steffens in DeVillo Township. He was raised on the family farm near Fairmount, ND and attended country school in DeVillo Township.
He was united in marriage to Rosemary Matthys on November 10, 1956, in Wahpeton, ND. They made their home in Minneapolis for 10 years and in 1966, they moved to the family farm near Tyler, ND.
Arlen worked at NDSCS as a custodian for 30 years, as well as farmed. In 1999, he retired from farming and continued to live on the family farm. In 2019, they moved into Wahpeton. He enjoyed antique tractors, auction sales, farming, and playing Rook. He truly enjoyed his time with family, friends, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, of 66 years, Rosemary; his children, David (Debbie) Steffens, Daniel (Denise) Steffens, and Arlinda (Jerome) Mauer; 6 grandchildren, Darrin (Alissa) Steffens, Nicholas (Kasey) Mauer, Darcy (Jeff) Bruns, Anthony (Ali) Steffens, Jacob (Ashley) Mauer, and Michael Mauer; 11 great-grandchildren, Brinley, Nora, Masey, Morgan, Vera, Sophy, Owen, Aiden, Axel, McKenzie, and Patrick; sister, DiAnn Loll; brothers, Albert (Amanda) Steffens Jr., Delbert (Rita) Steffens, and Roger (Linda) Steffens.
Arlen was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Stanley Loll; his granddaughter and step-granddaughter.