Mel was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Forrest where his funeral service will be at 11:00 am, Monday, December 31, 2018. Ministers of the church will be officiating.
Burial will be in the North Apostolic Christian Cemetery, rural Forrest.
Visitation will be from 9-10:45am on Monday, also at the church.
Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Fairview Haven Retirement Community, 605 N. 4th St., Fairbury, IL 61739.
Mel was born December 14, 1921 in Elgin, IL the son of Jonathan and Ida Wewetzer Steffen. He married Leona C. Wiegand on February 15, 1948 in Forrest, IL. She survives in Fairbury.
Also surviving are two sister, Betty Wiegand of Eureka, and Judy (Dick) Klopfenstein of Elgin; one brother, John (Wava) Steffen of Elgin; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Edward, Dave and Elmer Steffen, and sisters, Marian Miller and Ada Mae Schrock.
Mel owned grocery stores in Gibson City and Melvin for over 30 years. He served in the United States Army during WWII.