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Marion Janet (Markowski) Steffen

July 15, 1928 ~ January 3, 2019 (age 90)

Marion Janet Steffen, 90, Wausau, died Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Marion was born July 15, 1928 in Wausau to the late Gustave and Adel (Tesch) Markowski.  She graduated from Wausau High School and married Gilbert Steffen on August 27, 1955 at St. Paul’s UCC in Wausau.  The couple was blessed with four children: Gary, Gene, Lori and Cheryl.  Marion and Gilbert celebrated 35 years together before his death in 1991.

Marion was a very down to earth, good natured woman who dearly loved her family.  She was a very good mother, looking after her children as they grew up and enjoying becoming a grandmother.  Marion was a very friendly and social person, quickly “adopting” her children’s friends when they visited.  She was a devoted Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and Wisconsin Badgers football fan.  Marion also enjoyed spending time up north at the family cottage on Lac du Flambeau, reading and working on crossword puzzles.

Marion is survived by her loving children, Gary Steffen, Gene Steffen, Lori (Jody) Dombrowsky and Cheryl Steffen; grandchildren, Josh (Brittney), Marshall, Lindsey, Jeffrey and Jennifer; great-grandson, Renton; brothers, Gustave Markowski Jr. and LeRoy (Cindy) Markowski; and extended family and friends.  She is preceded in death by her sister, Carol Mertes. 

The funeral service for Marion will be at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at Helke Funeral Home, Wausau.  Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until the time of service at the funeral home on Tuesday.  Burial will be the following day at Restlawn Memorial Park, Town of Texas.  Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements; you may sign our family guestbook at

Heartfelt appreciation goes to the doctors, nurses and staff of the ICU department of Aspirus Wausau Hospital and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for their compassionate care for Marion.

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