Sylvia Steffl

SLEEPY EYE – Sylvia Steffl, age 77, of Sleepy Eye. died on Jan. 27, 2014, at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.

Funeral Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. The clergy will be Fr. Mark Steffl. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, in Sleepy Eye.

Visitation will be on Friday from 3- 8 p.m. and will continue on Saturday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. There will be parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Sylvia C. Steffl was born on March 23, 1936 in Taunton, MN, the daughter of Mathias and Mabel (Revier) Marso. She attended District 19 Country School and then St. Mary’s Catholic School in Sleepy Eye where graduated with the class of 1954. After graduation she completed LPN training at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Mankato. She worked at Sleepy Eye Hospital until her marriage to John L. Steffl on Feb. 10, 1962. The couple raised four boys on a farm north of Sleepy Eye. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, MCCL, Christian Mothers, and CCW. She enjoyed cooking, doing volunteer child care for others and caring for the sick and housebound in the community. In later years she enjoyed watching her four grandchildren grow.

Sylvia is survived by her four sons: Michael Steffl of Sleepy Eye, Stephen Steffl of Roseville, Daniel (Lisa) Steffl of Sleepy Eye, Paul Steffl of Sleepy Eye; four grandchildren, Katie, Sarah, Andrew and Grace Steffl; brother, Gilbert (Marge) Marso; sisters, Ruth (Jerome) Steffl, Barbara Marso and Veronica (Duke) Schroeder.

She was preceded in death by her husband John “Jack” Steffl and her parents Mathias and Mabel (Revier) Marso and niece Kathy Ann Schroeder.

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