Our beloved Brother and Uncle, Walter Hubert Steffan, passed away unexpectedly on July 15, 2018 in Wichita, Kansas at the age of 82.
Walt was born to Clarence and Regina Steffan on September 25, 1935 in Nashville, Kansas. He attended St. Leo Grade School, Nashville High School, and the University of Kansas. In 1966 he married Vicky Kilcoyne.
After graduation from KU, Walt worked as an IT specialist for a number of companies in the Wichita area including Cessna, and Boeing. He had a lifelong fascination with airplanes and the aircraft industry, and, in retirement volunteered at the Kansas Aviation Museum.
Walt was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Regina and his brother-in-law Walter Wegner. He is survived by sisters Ruth Dicke (Gary), Dallas, TX, and Clara Steffan, Moraga, CA; nieces Steffanie Keefer (Brian), Tulsa, OK, and Karen Dicke, New Orleans, LA; grand niece Lauren Keefer, Houston, TX; and grand nephew Mark Keefer, Tulsa, OK.
Walt will be sorely missed by his family and remembered for his remarkable intelligence, lifelong love of learning, and encyclopedic memory; and his empathy, gentleness, and kindness.
Interment will be in the St. Leo Church cemetery on Saturday, August 4 at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow in the Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kansas Aviation Museum or the charity of your choice.