Harry L. Steffen, 89, of Bluffton, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 24, 2020, at Christian Care Retirement Community.

Harry was born in Kirkland Township in Wells County on Feb. 27, 1931, to Tobias Louis Steffen and Martha (Baumgartner) Steffen.  He married Betty Graber in Bluffton on June 11, 1950. She preceded him in death on Nov. 9, 2009.

A 1949 graduate of Lancaster Central High School, Harry served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked at Franklin Electric in Bluffton for over 25 years, serving many of those years as a superintendent.  He was also the co-founder and owner of Star Engineering in Bluffton.  

Harry was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church and was involved with the Wells County Food Bank. He enjoyed spending time with his potluck group, “Happy Hour Circle,” but most of all, he will be remembered as an awesome grandpa who, above all else, enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include three daughters, Cyndee (Dean) Fiechter, Beth (Kevin) Aschliman, and Lori (Todd) Reimschisel, all of Bluffton; two sons, Keith (Kay) Steffen and Tom (Lyn) Steffen, both of Bluffton; a brother, Kenny (Roberta) Steffen of Bluffton; along with 18 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren.

Aside from his wife and parents, Harry was preceded in death by three brothers, Elmer Steffen and infants Lewis Tobias Steffen and Billy Joe Steffen; five sisters, Norma Eisenmann, Velma Fulkerson, Lucille Borror, Hilda Robinson, and Mary Ann Kaehr; and a great-granddaughter, Marissa Frauhiger.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and health restrictions in our community, private family services are being held at Goodwin – Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton, officiated by Mark Gerber and Kole Meyer. Burial will follow at the Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Bluffton.  

The funeral service may be viewed live online on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at 2 p.m., via a Facebook Live link, which will be posted at service time at the top of Harry’s online obituary page at www.goodwincaleharnish.com

Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Care Retirement Community.

Online condolences can be made at www.goodwincaleharnish.com