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Donald J. "DJ" Steffen

Donald J. "DJ" Steffen

Donald J. "DJ" Steffen, age 23, of Loraine, IL, died on Sunday, April 14, 2019 in the Emergency Room of Blessing Hospital. He was born on August 2, 1995 in Quincy, IL the son of Raymond D. Steffen and Vicky Frericks Steffen. DJ was a graduate of Payson Seymour High School. He was a Farrowing technician for PSM of Carthage, IL. DJ liked collecting and shooting guns. He loved shooting trap and fishing with his brother and uncle. He enjoyed reading, writing short stories, and time spent with family. He also liked to cook and teach his children about STARWARS. He was a Harry Potter connoisseur. He also enjoyed video games. DJ was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was very affectionate and wouldn't leave you without a hug.

He is survived by:
HIS MOTHER: Vicky Frericks of Quincy
HIS FATHER: Ray Steffen of Loraine
HIS MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER: Marcia Frericks
HIS PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER: Kay Steffen
HIS CHILDREN: Bentley, Abel and Presleigh Steffen.
HIS BROTHER: Jody Steffen
HIS FIANCE: Brandy VanHyning
AUNTS AND UNCLES: Annette Riley and her husband Jason; Christina Frericks; Janice Stroud and her husband Doug; Cameron Steffen and his girlfriend Debra Gardner; and Marshall Steffen and his wife Libby Ann
Numerous cousins and other relatives also survive.

DJ was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather: Bob Frericks and his paternal grandfather: Don Steffen.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the New Loraine Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to an educational fund for his children in the care of Ray Steffen and Vicky Frericks. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Mary King
Mendon, IL
Comments:
Vicky I'm so sorry. My heart hurts for you and your family. Your in our thoughts and prayers.
From:
Cindy Mena
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Vicki and Jody,
I am so very sorry for your loss. May prayers surround you during this difficult time.
Cindy Mena
From:
Kaye Winchell
Palmyra, MO
Comments:
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I will be praying for your family
From:
Chris Horman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
My heart breaks for all of you.....a life cut short....too young to be gone May you feel Gods prescence during this difficult time
From:
Diane Ruff
Columbia, MO
Comments:
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Diane Ruff
From:
Paul Harbourn
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am extremely saddened by the news of DJs death. May God comfort everyone in the family. Prayers from me to you
From:
Russell Graham
Peoria, IL
Comments:
My utmost prayers for your family Ray,we should never out live our children, my heart goes out to you,God Bless DJ and may he rest in eternal peace.
From:
Pamela Lubbe
Arcadia, CA
Comments:
Sending my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers for all of the family. May your faith provide you with the strength during this time. DJ will be forever in your hearts.
From:
Jason morser
Macomb, IL
Comments:
Ray and family so sorry for your loss of your son, praying for you and your family in this time of need.
From:
Judy Wright
Payson, IL
Comments:
Vicky, Jody and family. My heart aches for you at this difficult time. You will all be in my prayers.
From:
Heather
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Im truly sorry for your families loss you are all in my prayers me and DJ didn't hang out that much besides at school in Payson he sure did know how to brighten up anybody's day with a hug and his kind words and funny jokes he is going to be greatly missed.
From:
Carla McKnight
Ursa, IL
Comments:
Prayers continue for all of you! I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you all in this time of need.