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October 24, 1942 – February 27, 2024


Cheryl Mae Steffen, age 81, of St. James, Minnesota passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at The Buffalo Hospital in Buffalo, Minnesota.

She was born on October 24, 1942 in Springfield, Minnesota the daughter of Allen & Ethel (Batalden) Steffen.

She was formerly employed for more that thirty years at Tony Downs Foods in St. James, Minnesota.

Cheryl was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in St. James, Minnesota.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles and playing cards.

Cheryl loved her niece and nephews and was so proud of them!

Survived by a loving brother: Merlin (Gloria) Steffen; nephews and a niece: Troy (Rachael) Steffen, Tara Steffen and Brandon (Sarah) Steffen; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 4th at 1:00 P.M. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in St. James, Minnesota.   Pastor Jacob Schlomer will officiate.

Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Sanborn, Minnesota.

A visitation will be held AT THE CHURCH on Monday, March 4th one hour prior to services.

Casket Bearers will be Max, Isaac, Sam, Noah, Sophia, Chloe and Madeline Steffen.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, Minnesota is serving the family.   Online condolences may be made to



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