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Leoma Rena Dreyer Steffen

August 26, 1945 — March 15, 2024

Marion, Texas

Leoma Rena Dreyer Steffen, 78, died peacefully on March 15, 2024, at her home in Marion surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 26, 1945, to Rena (Reimann) and Helmuth Dreyer. She grew up on a farm in Marion owned by her family for 144 years. A German heritage shared with her children and grandchildren for many years. She married the love of her life, Calvin Steffen, in 1963 and spent 60 years with him enjoying life in the country. In her closing chapter, Calvin dedicated all his time serving as a human walker and primary caregiver as her Parkinson’s disease progressed. He held her hand and heart throughout the life they built together, showing a magnitude of love and grace as her body declined.

She spent her life as a kingdom builder, serving her church for over 40 years working as a youth leader, Sunday school teacher, Bible study leader, and volunteering on many committees. Leoma took pride in growing things, her human legacy, plants, garden, and farm animals. She was especially proud of her children Melanie Krause (Pete), Carl Steffen (Yvette), Paula Moeller (William), and Judith Bek (Brennan). She and her husband Calvin enjoyed time outdoors watching their 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren play in the yard. She and Calvin spent numerous hours outside holding hands and waving at their family, neighbors and friends as their cars passed by.

Leoma took delight spending time with her lifelong friends, spending many hours with them in the kitchen sharing stories, bread, cinnamon rolls, or cookies. She spent most of her life as a seamstress; some may even say she entered this world with a Singer in hand. God gave her a beautiful gift, lovingly shared with others for over 60 years.  People from surrounding counties brought her wedding dresses to alter, pants to mend, and shirts to embroider. The family went to weddings and on vacation in matching outfits thanks to her tremendous talent in sewing.  

A gathering of Leoma’s family and friends will be held from 5:00-8:00 PM on Monday, March 18, 2024, at Goetz Memorial Chapel, 713 N. Austin St, Seguin, TX. A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at 10:00 AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Marion with interment to follow at St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome to join us at the Gerth’s Party Barn following the burial. Memorial contributions in Leoma’s memory may be made to your local Hospice. En lieu of fresh flowers, please bring a flowering plant of your choice which the family will enjoy on the Steffen’s front porch in memory of our mama. The family expresses our gratitude to the entire Hospice nursing staff that provided great care and compassion during this difficult time, each of you has been a Godsend to us. Special thanks to Rachal Lindley who shared her extensive medical knowledge and assisted us in navigating our mom’s transition to Heaven, we appreciate every minute of your time.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, March 18, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Continued Visitation

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

St. John Lutheran Church

600 S Center St, Marion, TX 78124

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. John Lutheran Church

600 S Center St, Marion, TX 78124

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Interment

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

11:15 - 11:45 pm (Central time)

St. John Lutheran Cemetery

100 W Wetz St, Marion, TX 78124

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