Patricia Ruth Steffen

Patricia Ruth Steffen of Caro, age 88, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Medilodge of Cass City. Pat was born June 10, 1929 in Saginaw, the daughter of the late Stanley and Josephine (Simmet) Miller and was a 1947 graduate of Caro High School. She later attended Central Michigan College where she studied library science. She was united in marriage with Gale William Steffen on September 9, 1950 in Ohio, and he preceded her in death on November 9, 2015. Pat’s life revolved around taking care of her family and raising the six children she and Gale were blessed with. She was a member of an Extension Club during her time in Ubly as well as a card club in Caro. She was an avid reader and enjoyed watching sports, especially the Detroit Pistons and Lions.

Pat is survived by six children and their spouses: Jae Gale Steffen of Caro, Ginger Jo Rozak of Bay City, Lee and Denise Steffen of Caro, Michael Stanley Steffen of Lapeer, Kathleen Rose and David Murphy of Brighton, Patrick William Steffen of Lapeer; six grandchildren: Jamie and Matthew Zientek of Bay City, C.J. Childers of Harbor Beach, Sara VanderVeen of Dorr, Aaron Steffen of East Pointe, Nicholas Murphy and Ethan Murphy of Brighton; four great-grandchildren: Lia, Ava and Elliot VanderVeen and Winston Zientek; three sisters: Susan Smith, Linda Campbell, Janice Green; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Pat was preceded in death by one sister, Barb Priestley; brother, Sam Miller; and son-in-law, Mark Rozak.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro with Rev. Cameron Steele officiating. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Caro. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at


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