Jean E. Steffes, 84, of Platteville died on Tuesday, April 02, 2013, at Epione Pavilion, Cuba City.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Rev. Dave Flanagan will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Platteville. Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, or from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at www.melbyfh.com J
Jean was born on December 11, 1928 in Belmont, Wisconsin, the daughter of Gilman and Beatrice (Buffington) Taylor. She was united in marriage to John Steffes on November 5, 1946 in Calamine, Wisconsin. He preceded her in death on July 3, 1983. She later was united in marriage to Earl Eastlick who also preceded her in death. Jean and John farmed in the Belmont and Mineral Point area for many years, moving to Platteville in 1974. Jean worked for 23 years at Southwest Health Center Hospital in housekeeping. She was a volunteer at Southwest Health Center Nursing Home during the Christmas Holidays and the annual Mother Daughter banquet. She enjoyed her neighborhood birthday club. She enjoyed playing bingo, following the Brewers and was an avid cat lover.
She is survived by her nine children, Virginia Leahy of Belmont, WI; Marion (John) Calvert of Benton, WI; John (Peggy) Steffes, Jr. of Platteville; Bernie Steffes of Dubuque, IA; Joanne (Jeff) Chandler of Platteville; Doris (Craig) Skattum of Mifflin, WI; Jerry (Jannan) Steffes of Cuba City; Debbie (Scott) Andrews of Shullsburg, WI; Dan Steffes of Platteville; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one sister, Grace Flogel of Platteville. She was preceded in death by her parents, step-mother, Evelyn, son, Matthew, granddaughter, Gina, son-in-law, Ken Leahy, granddaughter-in-law, Kristy Leahy, and a brother in infancy.