February 7, 1931 – November 5, 2023
Lawrence Alvin Steffan was born on February 7, 1931 in Thalberg Manitoba to parents Karl Peter and Ottilie Steffan. His father passed away in 1937, and shortly thereafter, Ottilie moved to the Steinbach area and was remarried.
Lawrence left school after 5th grade and worked on farms, like the Peters farm, in and around Steinbach. He met his wife Sara Francis Guenther at Peters Hotel in Steinbach. They were married on November 14 1952 and settled in Winnipeg. They had 3 children, Richard Barry (d. Laverna), Gary Lorne (Cheryl), and Kenneth Wayne (Pauline).
Lawrence worked for CN as a porter and was the owner of a taxi franchise. He retired from his work as a machine operator for Dominion Bridge in 1994, after working there for 29 years.
He passed away peacefully on November 5, 2023 at Tudor House Personal Care Home in Selkirk. He was predeceased by his wife Sara in 2012, and brothers Melvin and Ernie Steffan and his granddaughter Leanna.
He is survived by his 3 sons and their families and will be missed by many nieces and nephews. He will be remembered for his sense of humour, his orange toque, and his love of sweets. When asked if a dessert was good, he would always say, “I’ll tell you after my second piece”. His favourite song, which touched him every time, was I Come to the Garden Alone.
He will be greatly missed.
There will be a private family funeral where Lawrence will be laid to rest with his wife Sara.
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