Howard Wayne Steffens of Sacramento, California, departed this life on September 23, 2009.
Howard was a faithful servant of God for 30 years. He loved his church and the people of God and used his talents for the Lord.
Howard Wayne Steffens was born at Raymondville in Texas County, Missouri, on June 30, 1933. He was the son of the late Steve and May Steffens.
Following graduation from Houston High School in 1952, he served 18 months in Korea and was honorably discharged after four years of military service.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Stanley, of San Francisco, California.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of the home; two daughters and a son who live in Sacramento, California; a sister, Eileen Hollenbeck of Cabool, Missouri; eight grandchildren; seven nieces; one nephew; and one grand nephew.
Services were held October 3, 2009 at Sunrise Baptist Church in Sacramento, California. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 7, 2009, at Pine Lawn Cemetery in Houston, Missouri, at 10:30 a.m.