Obituary: Steffens, Anthony Arthur
Passed away in his home in Boise, ID with his family on Monday, July 23, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Toby was born on November 12, 1941 in Hinton, OK, the second of six children to Lawrence Steffens and Cecilia Hadamek. At the age of 14 he and his family moved to Buhl, ID where he graduated high school and later married Jane Sliman of Gooding, ID. He joined the Army after high school and was stationed in Germany for two years. He then completed two years of college at the College of Southern Idaho, and began a long career in life insurance as an underwriter. Toby retired in 2003 as president of Old Standard Life Insurance and Old West Annuity & Life Insurance in Boise, Idaho. Toby and Jane celebrated over 47 years of marriage together and raised three children. He enjoyed camping, riding 4-wheelers, traveling, wood working, playing bridge, and watching his grandchildrens’ sporting events. Toby will be forever remembered by family and friends as a pillar of strength, love, compassion, principle, and strong faith. He is preceded in death by his father Lawrence and is survived by his mother, Cecilia; his wife, Jane; his brothers: Joe Steffens and his wife, Rose of Hansen, ID; Bud Steffens and his wife, Maria Louisa of Mountain Home, ID; his sisters: Fran Graves and her husband, Dick of Gooding, ID; Alice McLeroy and her husband, Junior of Buhl, ID and Veronica Steffens of Buhl, ID; his three children: Daniel Steffens and his wife, Meloni and their children: Michael and Matthew of Beavercreek, OH; Jeffery Steffens and his wife, Julianna and their children: Zackary and Alexa of Newcastle, WA; and Suzanne Mader and her husband, Christopher and their children: Joanna, Shelby and Samuel of Meridian, ID.
A Rosary and viewing will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM and Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM both at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 6300 N. Meridian Rd. in Meridian. A private graveside service for family will be held at the Meridian Cemetery on Monday, July 30, 2012. Services are under the direction of ACCENT FUNERAL HOME IN MERIDIAN, IDAHO.
Memorials may be made in Toby’s name to Holy Apostles Church, 6300 N. Meridian Rd. Meridian, ID 83646 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105. Remembrances may be left for the family at www.AccentFuneral.com