Grand Haven Tribune: Adeline Steffel

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Adeline Steffel

• Jun 19, 2019 at 12:00 AM
Adeline (Addie) Therese Steffel, nee Safranski, age 97, Spring Lake resident passed away June 17, 2019.  She was born June 24, 1921, to the late John (a.k.a. Jeff) and Josephine Safranski, nee Mankowski, in Chicago, Illinois. Beloved wife of 49 years to the late Vern J. Steffel, Sr.
She is survived by her four children: Jeff Steffel (Pam) of Springport, Michigan; Vern, Jr. Steffel (Cindy) of Greenville, South Carolina; Jo Ellen Turransky (Neal) of Orland Park, Illinois;  and James Steffel (Sheila) of Spring Lake, Michigan; nine  grandchildren: Lukas Steffel, Sean Steffel, Jameson Steffel, Sarah Turransky, Aaron Turransky, Gabrielle Steffel, Scott Turransky (Ann), Corkum Nash (Ryan), and Jessica Hurd (Mike) and one great-grandchild, Sheridan Nash.

Addie was always volunteering at her church, hospitals, food depositories, schools, and various organizations, often acting as treasurer or secretary.  Before moving to Spring Lake in September of 2015, she lived in Battle Creek, Portage, Ann Arbor and Grand Junction.

Addie worked as an administrative assistant for the Ann Arbor Public Schools, St Francis Catholic School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Budreck Truck lines in Chicago, Illinois. She was an avid reader and shopper. She also loved playing cards, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. 

A viewing will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. on Friday June 21, 2019, at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home located at 105 Capital Ave NE Battle Creek, Michigan. The viewing will be followed by an 11:00 A.M. Mass at St Phillip Roman Catholic Church located at 92 Capital Ave NE Battle Creek, Michigan. 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of North Ottawa Community. Personal messages for the family may be placed at

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