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“Dave and family, Was very sad to hear of Jeanne's passing....Find comfort in knowing how much she adored you and the kids. She will be missed. ...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Dawn Sander - Clarence, IA

“Sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your time of sorrow. ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: Beau and Christy Sederwall

“So sorry for your loss, your family are in my prayers. ”
3 of 26 | Posted by: Lori Druppel - montrose, IA

“Dear Dave and Family,My sincere condolences. There will never be a brighter smile on earth than the one Jeanne took with her. Love and good...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Shelly Mueller - Fort Madison, IA

“Jeanne was such a wonderful lady..she will be missed very much....my thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time..she was...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Rosemarie Sleaford - Fairfield, IA

“Words can't express the sadness for the loss. My thought and prayers are with you during this time. ”
6 of 26 | Posted by: Chad Boeding - San Francisco, CA

“So very sorry to hear of Jeanne's passing. I chatted with her a few months ago and she was so very optimistic. God gained a beautiful soul and a...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Sherry Ireland - Cedar Rapids, IA

“Dave and family, We are so sorry for you loss! ”
8 of 26 | Posted by: Howard J. Steffensmeier - Oldsmar, FL

“We are praying for peace, comfort, and strength in this difficult time for you and your family. ”
9 of 26 | Posted by: Ed and Eileen Medland

“We are so very sorry for your loss....hugs and prayers to all. ”
10 of 26 | Posted by: Rodney & Jennie Tweedy

“Our sympathy to Adam and his family. ”
11 of 26 | Posted by: Elaine and Jerry Deluhery - IA

“We are so sorry for your lost. She will be greatly missed. ”
12 of 26 | Posted by: Brad & Bonny Stuekerjuergen - IA

“So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Jon and Lynne Lange and Family ”
13 of 26 | Posted by: Lynne Lange - West Point, IA

“Our thoughts and prayers are sent to Dave and Jeanne's family. Very sorry to hear this news. Gods blessings. ”
14 of 26 | Posted by: Michael, Susan & Sam Avery - IA

“I'm so sorry to hear this! She was always so bubbly and filled with so much joy. She had a beautiful voice and I remember fondly, singing with her...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Jerry Lasley - Rocky Mount, NC

“I am so sorry to hear of Jeanne's passing. A lovely voice, a beautiful smile and a life ended too soon. My thoughts and prayers are with her entire...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Angie Lampe - Des Moines, IA

“My condolences to the Steffensmeier and Merschman families. It breaks my heart, and many hearts I know, to hear she is gone way too soon. All of my...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Jill Lampe - Des Moines, IA

“We will greatly miss Jeanne's beautiful voice and happy spirits. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Martin Doyle...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Martin Doyle Family - Donnellson, IA

“Sorry for your loss. I remember her cutting lots of hair ever time I got my hair cut. ”
19 of 26 | Posted by: - Donnellson, IA

“We were so sorry to hear of Jeanne's death. We are in Florida so are unable to be there, but our thoughts are prayers are with all the family. She...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Don and Elaine Sporkman - IA

“My sympathy on your family's loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
21 of 26 | Posted by: Debi Daughters - Ft. Madison, IA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts,and prayers. ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: Linda & Mike Benjamin - Montrose, IA

“We are so sad to hear of Jeanne's passing! Our prayers go out to all her family knowing she will be greatly missed. Prayers for peace and healing. ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: Joyce & Frank Kempker - Urbandale, IA

“Our condolences to your entire family. May you always carry Jeanne with you and smile at her memory. ”
24 of 26 | Posted by: Jan Foecke - Kansas City, MO

“Will never forget that beautiful smile!!! So sorry for your loss, my prayers are with your family. ”
25 of 26 | Posted by: Janet Hellweg - West Point, IA

“Jeanne will be missed by so many people for so many different reasons. Always had a good time when she was around. My prayers to you all as you go...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Tina Faeth - Fort Madison, IA


Jeanne A. Steffensmeier, 50, of West Point, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Friday, January 15, 2016 at her home after a courageous battle against cancer.

Born October 27, 1965 at Fort Madison, Iowa the daughter of Gene and Alvera (Hellweg) Merschman. On May 27, 1995 in West Point, Iowa she married David Steffensmeier.

Survivors include her husband: David of West Point, three daughters: Kara (Jeff Allen) Tweedy of Waterloo, Iowa, Morgan (Jason Gonzalez) Steffensmeier of Carpentersville, Illinois and Holly (Jonathon Thompson) Steffensmeier of Santa Barbara, California, one son: Adam (Courtney Hill) Steffensmeier of Ankeny, Iowa, parents: Gene and Alvera Merschman of St Paul, Iowa, one sister: Jan (Tim) Steffensmeier of West Point, Iowa, three brothers: Larry (Laura) Merschman, Kevin (Jill) Merschman and Brian (Reva) Merschman all of Saint Paul, Iowa. Also surviving is her father-in-law: Vernon Steffensmeier of West Point, brother-in-law: Mike Steffensmeier of Atlanta, Georgia and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Leonard and Mary Merschman, Alois and Marie Hellweg, her mother-in-law: Phyllis Steffensmeier, one great nephew and several cousins.

Jeanne was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point, the Altar and Rosary Society of the church. She volunteered with the Marquette Organized Boosters, Served on the Holy Trinity Athletic Board and was a Girl Scout Leader. She was a 1984 graduate of Marquette High School and the Institute of Cosmetology Arts. She was a part owner and a stylist at Hair Etc. in West Point for nearly thirty years. Jeanne enjoyed show choir, crafts, etching mirrors, and singing at weddings. She especially enjoyed time spent with family and friends.

Friends may call after 12 noon on Monday, January 18, 2016 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point where the family will receive friends from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. There will be a Parish Rosary recited at 4:00 p.m. and a Christian Wake Service at 7:00 p.m.

The Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point with Fr. Dennis Hoffman as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in West Point.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Holy Trinity Show Choir, Central Lee Show Choir or the Holy Trinity Boy's Basketball Program.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at schmitzfuneralhomes.com. The Schmitz Funeral Home in West Point is assisting the family with the arrangements.