Her funeral will be held at 11:00am, Tuesday, October, 8, 2019, at Forrest Apostolic Christian Church. Ministers of the church will officiate. Burial will be in North Apostolic Christian Cemetery, Forrest.
Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:45am, Tuesday also at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury.
Leona was born October 30, 1919, in Oakville, IA, the daughter of Benjamin and Caroline Moser Wiegand. She married Melvin N. Steffen on February 15, 1948, in Forrest. He died December 27, 2018.
Surviving are her brother, David (Ethel) Wiegand of Forrest; sister, Virginia Hilti of Pontiac; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Lester, Paul, Joe, Laverne, Wilbur, and Ben; sisters, Caroline Butikofer and Edith Zimmerman.
Leona owned and operated with her husband, Mel’s Market in Gibson City and Melvin for over 30 years.
She was a member of the Forrest Apostolic Christian Church.