PITTSBURG, KANSAS:  Kenneth Steffen, age 54, passed away at 7:39 am Friday, September 2, 2011 at Via Christi Hospital, Pittsburg, KS following an illness.

Kenneth was born August 8, 1959 in Newton, Kansas.  His parents were Richard and Gladys (Stucky) Steffen.  He had lived in Southeast Kansas most of his life.

He had attended the Church of the Nazarene, Columbus, KS.  He had participated in Class LTD for several years.

Surviving is his sister, Jo Ann Hale, and husband, Terry, Hutchinson, KS.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at the Church of the Nazarene, Columbus, Kansas.  Pastor Rick Predo will officiate.  Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Columbus, KS under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, KS.