Donald D. Steffen Sr.

Donald “Don” D. Steffen Sr., 74, a lifelong resident of Grayslake, IL, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.  He was born February 17, 1944 in Chicago, IL to Michael and Pearl Steffen.  Don was a graduate of Grayslake Community High School in 1962 and was a member of St. Gilbert Catholic Church.  Don worked in the industrial oil and lubricant industry and was dedicated to helping customers by understanding their needs and building long lasting relationships.  His highest priority was to family, evidenced by his choice to volunteer on the Grayslake District 46 school board and serve as president for 11 years.  He tried to make a positive impact for his and all children in the district.  He loved building wonderful play structures (out of wood, cardboard, or snow) and creating fantastic Christmas decorations.   Don’s greatest joy came from his children and grandchildren.  Don is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patricia “Pat”, his children Amy (Michael) Vagnoni, Don Steffen Jr., and Sarah (Ken) Clark, and his grandchildren John, Ryan, Danny, and Mary Vagnoni, and Sami and Madelaine Steffen.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his mother-in-law Mary Fish.  A visitation is scheduled for Monday, June 25, 2018 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  A memorial mass is scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 10:00am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.  For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

5 Responses to Donald D. Steffen Sr.

  • Donna Miller Cuilla says:

    Cannot fully say how extremely saddened I am by Don’s passing. Always enjoyed talking with him about our reunions. Class of ’62 has lost another great one! Condolences to the Fish & Steffen families.

  • Dona Leadbetter says:

    I am so heartbroken about the passing of my dear friend. I thoughts and prayers are with Pat and his children.

  • Janet and Bob Palo says:

    I was shocked and sad to hear of Din’s passing. Bob and I are out of town so we can’t be there for you and your family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Don was such a great father and husband. He gave so much to our community. Hugs to you all!

  • There are no words to express the shock and sorrow we feel about Don’s passing. I’ve know him since we were Freshmen in high school, and he was one of my best friends through all the years since. I especially remember him for the Rams baseball teams we played on, the family camping trips, the holiday fondue parties he and Patti hosted, and all those great class reunions Don organized throughout the years after our graduation. He will be greatly missed by all of us whose life he touched.

  • scott a.m. sams says:

    To the Steffen Family, So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Scott A.M.Sams and Family.