Richard “Rick” Steffen, 76, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 6:10 AM at his home.
He was born on October 10, 1943 in Ft. Madison to Elmo “Curly”and Lois Barnes Steffen. On May 31, 1980 he married Sandra Phillips Cecil in Galesburg, IL. Rick worked as a supervisor at IAAP and also worked at Sheller Globe, MetroMail, Shottenkirks, Anderson Distributorship and owned Tom’s Distributorship in Sioux City. He was a realtor and an appraiser in Ft. Madison. Rick was a member of the Eagles Club and Ft. Madison Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Club. He loved cars and was a drag racer, he enjoyed racing of any kind and if it had a motor and preferably four wheels, he would race it. He enjoyed playing bridge and also restored tractors and automobiles.
Survivors include his wife, Sandy Steffen of Ft. Madison; a son, Philip (LuAnne) Cecil of Knoxville, IL; a daughter, Susan Cecil Kottenstette of Ft. Madison; nine grandchildren, Amber and Kara Cecil of Galesburg, IL, Randy (Jessica Owens) Butler of Burlington, Ryan (Susan) Butler of Quincy, IL, Jacob and Kevin Kottenstette of Ft. Madison and Kristin Cecil of Casper, WY; nine great grandchildren, Liam and Kayleigh Cecil of Galesburg, IL, Anna Owens Butler of Burlington, IA, Aiden, Brennan, Makayla and Alyssa Butler of Quincy, IL and Zinnia Cecil of Casper, WY; two sisters, Nora (Steven) Hill of Danville, IA and Melissa (Scott) Hobbs of Montrose; nieces and nephews and his beloved pets, Matilda and Cali. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Richard Cecil; two brothers, Bernie and John Steffen and one sister, Nancy Osborn.
Friends may come to the Ft. Madison Eagle’s Club at 10:30 AM on Saturday, July 25, 2020 where a Celebration of Life will be held at 11 AM with Tom Schultz officiating. A luncheon will follow the service. Per his wishes, cremation has been entrusted to King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.
A memorial has been established for PAW Animal Shelter or FMCH Home Health Care and Hopsice.