Luella H. Steben (76) of Effingham


Published on October 29 2012 10:15 am

Luella H. Steben, 76, of Effingham, Illinois, formerly of Altamont, died at 6:40 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2012 at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Effingham with burial in Arborcrest Memorial Park, west of Effingham. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Monday, October. 29 at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made to the Crossroads Cancer Center or to the donor's choice.

Luella was born September 14, 1936, in West Township in the Bethlehem Community, the daughter of Louis and Mildred (Berg) Duckwitz. She was baptized September 20, 1936, and confirmed March 18, 1951, at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in rural Altamont. Luella married Eugene E. Steben November 16, 1957. After moving to Effingham, they became members of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Effingham. Luella retired as a department manager at the Effingham Wal-Mart.

She is survived by her husband, Eugene, of Effingham; son, Randy, of Altamont; daughters, Brenda (husband Roger) Evans of Altamont and Marlene (Gail) Bushue of Effingham; eight grandchildren, Tyler (friend, Jessica Ward) Evans, Traci (husband John) Bruns, Greg, Grant (friend, Molly Myracle) and Gevin Bushue, Holly and David Steben and Amber Putnam; and four great-grandchildren, Chloe, Jasper, John and Emma.

She was preceded in death by her parents.