Ronald “Ron” Robert Steffen, 74, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 4:19 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, at his home in Palmyra.
Ron was born June 17, 1948, in Quincy, Ill., to Louthan and Elva (Shores) Steffen. He married Linda Miller on Oct. 21, 1972, at Shelbyville Christian Church in Shelbyville, Mo.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Steffen; children, Cathy Dorsey (Bryon) and Amy Moore (Joseph); brother, Monroe Steffen; and grandchildren, Adyson Dorsey, Brylea Dorsey and Claudia Moore.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Ron served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Vietnam era. His unit, the Stratcom Signal Brigade, was responsible for providing communications to troops all over Korea.
During his career, Ron worked as a machinist at Quincy Compressor until 1993.
He enjoyed watching Nascar, especially the Brickyard 500, cheering for favorite drivers Rusty Wallace and Denny Hamlin. He was a gun advocate and liked to target shoot in his free time.
As a history buff and avid reader, he liked to learn about cars, visit museums and add to his coin collection. Ron enjoyed spending time with classmates from 1966 (‘66 Gang).
His family was his greatest love. He made them a priority in his life, spending time with them at every opportunity. He cherished and loved his granddaughters, often teasing and playing with them and always there to pick them up from school every day.
Ron was a Christian and an active member of the Quincy Church of Christ in Quincy, Ill.
A graveside service with full military honors performed by American Legion Post #174 Boots-Dickson will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra. Pastor Mark Stinnett will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Rick Meyer, Donnie Vance, Charlie Begley, Rick Bonness, Everett Scott and Larry Heitholt.
Memorials may be made to the Shults-Lewis Child and Family Services at Shultslewis.org or the Palmyra VFW.
Online condolences may be shared, and video tribute viewed at www.LewisBrothersFuneralChapel.com.