|2/27/2020 10:12:00 AM|
Paul Steen, 80, of Storden, died Feb. 23, 2020, at his home in rural Storden.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, at 2 p.m., at the LaCanne Family Funeral Home in Windom with Pastor Kathy Brandt officiating.
Special music will be provided by pianist Dustin Stevens and vocalist Mark Clifford.
Urn bearers are Ben Clifford, Troy Erickson, John Boetel and Curt Olson. Honorary bearers are Gordon Eichner, Ronnie Tibodeau, Gary Olson and Dennis Lidtke.
Military honors from Herbert Reese American Legion Post #391 will take place outside the funeral home following the service.
Burial will be at a later date.
Visitation will be Friday, from 4-7 p.m., at the LaCanne Family Funeral Home in Windom, as well as at the funeral home for one hour prior to services Saturday.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service and Aqua Green Cremation of Windom is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Paul Frederick Steen was born Aug. 4, 1939, to Pete and Hilda (Thede) Steen on a farm in Dakota City, Neb. After a few years, he moved with his parents to Cleghorn, Iowa, before the family settled on a farm in Amo Township near Storden.
Paul received his education in Storden, graduating from Storden High School in 1957. After graduation, he entered the service, serving in the First Infantry, the Second Armored Division. After being deployed to Korea, he returned home to the family farm.
On June 28, 1964, Paul married Jane Boetel at Concordia Lutheran Church in Lake Park, Iowa. Paul and Jane farmed and raised seven children.
Paul was an avid horseman and hunter. He went to South Dakota many times, spending time on ranches. He also loved to rope and participated in many ropings in several states. In his earlier years, he enjoyed hunting and collected Winchesters and Colts.
Paul was baptized at the Methodist Church in Holstein, Iowa. He later joined Amo Methodist Church, where he and his wife were members until its closing.
He served as secretary/treasurer of Storden Livestock, president of the Amo Cemetery Association and secretary/treasurer of the Korean War Veterans Association, of which he was a life member. He also was a member of the American Legion and a life member of the VFW.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Lloyd.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Jane Steen of Storden; children Teresa (Russ) Landreth of Burneyville, Okla., Gail Clifford of Huron, S.D., Denise Steen of Martinsville, N.J., Jason (Tammy) Steen of Cleveland, Dulcey (David) Bellig of New Ulm and Darius (Stacey) Steen of Nicollet; and nine grandchildren.