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Todd Steffes

February 14, 1965 ~ November 17, 2020 (age 55)

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Todd A Steffes 55, long-time Lincoln, Nebraska resident recently moved back to North Dakota, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2020 at Sanford hospital in Fargo. 

Todd was born on February 14, 1965 in Fargo, ND; a birthday he shared with his mother Anne.  He graduated from Central Cass High School and after graduation, continued his education at North Dakota State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree.  Todd later joined the United States Army. He was proud of this time in the service and carried the lessons he learned there throughout his life.  After working as an agronomist for several years, Todd found his true passion in the medical field as a respiratory therapist, earning his license in 2002.  As an RT, Todd respected the immense responsibility of caring for patients and held himself to a very high standard.  He had a fulfilling career for over 18 years and touched countless lives.

Aside from work, Todd loved the outdoors and spending time in nature, especially with horses.  He held a soft spot for animals and rescued many pets throughout his life.  He had a strong intellect and always strove to learn all he could about as much as he could. Due to this, he had a huge collection of books and loved to read and have thought-provoking discussion.  He also loved spending time with his dear friend Pam and her grandchildren.

Todd is survived by his mother Anne (Leroy) Hill; sisters Kimberly Kranz and Angela Kolden; aunts Janet Larsen and Patricia Steffes; niece Jessica (Josh) Johnson; nephew Joseph Kolden; dogs Sage and Ginger; and cats Simon and Tom.

He is preceded in death by his father Francis Steffes, paternal grandparents: Frank Steffes and Gertrude Sauer-Steffes; maternal grandparents: JoHannes and Clara Weerts; 4 aunts: Gerie Harford, Charlotte Wisdorf, Lavonne Turner and Alvina Lucth; and an uncle Larry Larsen.

Due to the health concerns relating to Covid-19, the family will be holding a celebration of Todd’s life next spring for extended family and friends.

 

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