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Tuesday July 30th, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Cuyahoga Falls First United Methodist Church
Wednesday July 31st, 2019

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Herbert Christian Steffensen

Herbert Christian Steffensen--Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Friend--, 90, walked hand in hand with his Lord and Savior into eternity on July 25, 2019. Meeting him there were his parents, Aksel and Arzona Steffensen; sister, Ruth Ann and brother-in-law, James Alley; brother, Gilbert and sister-in-law, Velma Steffensen; and a host of other family members and friends.

Survivors are his beloved wife of 27 years, Kimberly Brooke; son, Timothy and daughter-in-law, Jane Steffensen; daughter, Kathleen Callahan; step-daughter, Sarah Zanko; step-son, Robert Zanko and fianceé, Danielle Wise; cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Born on November 11, 1928, he had been a resident of the Akron area all of his life, graduating from Garfield High School. A member of Cuyahoga Falls First United Methodist Church and past member of The Chapel in Akron. His lifetime ministry was with Gideons International, having served in various offices, including Chaplain and President of the Akron South Camp. He participated in Bible Distributions on college campuses throughout Ohio.

His lifetime vocation in Civil Engineering was both in private consulting services and public works, having retired from Cleveland Metroparks.

He was a dedicated husband and father and was the happiest in their presence especially knowing they had become personal believers in Jesus Christ.

Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd., Akron on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Cuyahoga Falls First United Methodist Church, 245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 on Wednesday, July 31st., at 11 a.m., Pastor Jon Priebe officiating.  

Interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, with full honors presented for his service in the Pacific Theater, World War II—Coast Guard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideons International or the Cuyahoga Falls First United Methodist Church, in memory of Herbert.

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Tim and Kathy, Your dad was a special man, and I am sorry for your loss. Praise the Lord that we will see him soon

Reatha Hofer Becket Jul 30 2019 12:00 AM

Tim and Jane, my deepest condolences!

John J Roth Jul 29 2019 12:00 AM

In loving memory of Herbert Steffensen, my blessed uncle is now with Jesus and enjoys being with my Mom and Dad (his brother), aunt (his sister) and uncle, and mommo and poppo in Heaven. My uncle Herb provided wisdom from his own walk and it was a blessing to be with him and Aunt Kim last year with friends and family to celebrate his 90th birthday. Prayers and love to Aunt Kim and family in Ohio. Thank you our Lord and Father for Herb! Peace, Prayers, and Blessings. Michael and Brandy

Michael and Brandy Steffensen Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you Robert Zanko and your family. May Herbert rest in peace.

Marla and Jeff Barkey Jul 27 2019 12:00 AM

God of Mercy, Look kindly on Your servant Herb who has set down the burden of his years. As he served You faithfully throughout his life, may You give him the fullness of Your peace and joy. We give thanks for the long life of Herb now caught up in Your eternal love. We make our prayer in the Name of Jesus Christ, who is our risen Lord and Savior. Amen.

Lori Calhoun Jul 26 2019 12:00 AM

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