Rebecca Marie "Becky" Steffen, age 36, of Wakonda, South Dakota, died on Friday, March 25, 2016 at Sanford Hospital in Vermillion, South Dakota.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 AM, on Friday, April 1, 2016 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wakonda, South Dakota with Rev. David Roehrich, Rev. Joe Forcelle and Rev. Jeff Norfolk officiating. Burial will be in the St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery southeast of Wakonda. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, on Thursday, March 31 with a vigil service at 7:00 PM at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wakonda. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the funeral on Friday. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton, South Dakota.
Pallbearers are Nick Antrobus, Luke Antrobus, Pete Steffen, Bill Steffen, Louis Steffen and Dave Novak.
Becky was born on July 11, 1979 in Rush City, MN to Dale and Annie (Danson) Antrobus. She attended school in Pine City, MN before moving to Fairfax, SD with her family. There she enjoyed many outdoor activities such as riding horses, playing in the pool and camping in the yard with her siblings. Becky was an over achiever and received many awards and honors in 4-H and school including a part in the theatre production of Snow White when she was in the fourth grade. Becky and her family moved to Yankton in 1991 and she worked as a candy striper at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in between her school studies and church activities. On June 24, 2000, Becky married Tom Steffen of Menominee. After their marriage, they moved to Wakonda and began their family. Through the years, they stayed very busy dedicating their time to the community and following their children's school activities. Becky loved playing and coaching softball and was a big fan of the Minnesota Vikings and Twins. Becky went back to school and graduated with her RN degree in 2008 from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. She then worked at Avera Yankton Care Center until she was diagnosed with RSD in February of 2009. Becky had a lot of pain and spent many nights in the hospital. She battled this illness everyday where she was forced to put a smile on her face when she felt miserable on the inside. Her struggle with RSD has now ended.
Becky will be greatly missed by her husband, Tom Steffen of Wakonda; three children: Ashley, Chris and Sean Steffen of Wakonda; her parents: Dale and Annie Antrobus of Yankton; three siblings: Nicholas (Sara) Antrobus of Yankton, Michelle Antrobus of Wakonda and Lucas (Lacy) Antrobus of Sioux Falls; and many nieces and nephews.
Becky was preceded in death by her grandparents: Robert and Wilma Antrobus and Arnold and Mary Danson; and an uncle, Bob Antrobus.
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For the family of Becky, we were so sorry to hear about your loss and she will be missed, I got the pleasure of watching Becky grow up into a great women and mother and person!!!
Love Larry, Dina and Logan
I am sorry for your loss, Becky was always so positive, even with all the pain she was in. She will be missed.
Dear Steffen Family,
I had all 3 of Becky's children in preschool in Wakonda. She always had a smile on her face and good things to say about her kids. My deepest sympathy!
My heart breaks for Beckys family, I will miss sitting with her during ball games, hearing her brag about her wonderful kids and how proud she was of them!
Annie and family. My deepest sympathy for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God will carry you through the toughest hours.
God bless. Jean Janssen
I am so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. May the loving God of the Holy Bible give you comfort at this difficult time from John 5:28,29.
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved Rebecca. The sting of death brings grief that is difficult to bear. May prayers to the God of comfort strengthen you in the days ahead. He promises, "I have heard your prayer. I have seen your tears. I am healing you." 2Kings 20:5
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