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Gene Steffensmeier

Gene Steffensmeier

August 21, 1942 - November 11, 2020
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Obituary

Gene J. Steffensmeier, 78, of Fremont, NE, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha.

Gene was born August 21, 1942, in Omaha, NE, to Ed and Helen (Heimann) Steffensmeier. He grew up in Dodge, NE and graduated from Dodge High School in 1960. After high school Gene received his business Degree from Creighton University in 1964. Gene moved back to Dodge and managed the former Farmers Garage car dealership until it closed in 2013.

Gene married Peg Rogers on June 2, 1973, at St. Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph, NE. In 1981, Gene started Gene Steffy Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram in Fremont. The family moved to Fremont in 1995. Gene expanded his business in 2003 and started Gene Steffy Ford in Columbus, NE.

Gene was an active member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. He was on the Fremont YMCA board. Gene was a member of the Dodge and Fremont Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the National Jeep Advertising Board, the Fremont Area Medical Center Board, and the Archdiocese Board of Education. He was awarded the 2019 Large Business of the Year from the Fremont Chamber of Commerce. Gene was nominated the 2012 NADA Time Magazine Dealer of the year award.

Gene enjoyed all sports, especially Creighton basketball, Husker football, the Green Bay Packers and Dodgers Baseball. His passion in life was spending time at the dealerships and being with his wife, Peg and his family.

Gene is survived by his loving wife, Peg of Fremont; daughters, Michelle (Tom) Cohee of West Point, Deb Fernando of West Linn, Oregon, Lori (Matt) Jolly of Prairie Village, KS, Sheri (Jason) Smith of Omaha, Tara (Prashu) Sripal of Omaha, and Kayla Steffensmeier of Omaha; sons, Joe (Shelly) of Columbus, Chris (Kaela) Steffensmeier, Kelly Steffensmeier, and Ed Steffensmeier all of Fremont; sister, Janet (Larry) Beran of Fremont; and 16 grandchildren.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Donna and husband Cletus Doernemann.
The Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM, Monday, November 16, 2020, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fremont. Visitation will be from 4 PM until 7 PM, Sunday at St. Patrick Church with a Rosary at 7 PM at the Church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Fremont.

Memorials may be directed to St. Patrick Church in Fremont or Archbishop Bergan Schools.

Live-streaming of the Mass and online condolences will be found at www.mosermemorialchapels.com

On behalf of the family and funeral home staff we ask everyone attending to wear a mask and practice social distancing at the visitation and funeral at St. Patrick Church. Due to the Nebraska governors mandate attendees are limited to 25 % capacity of the church. Because of the mandate we ask that attendees do NOT congregate for extended periods of time during the visitation. Thanks

Because of the limitations on funeral attendance due to Covid, the Funeral will be live streamed but we are also inviting those that want to show their respects to park in the designated parking spots at church, by the Gene Steffy Dealership or along 16th Street. After the service, when the hearse is ready to leave the parking lot, everyone can stand outside of their car and raise a hand or two towards Gene as a sign of blessing.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday November 15, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Sunday November 15, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    St. Patrick Catholic Church
    Address
    3400 E. 16th Street
    Fremont, NE 68025
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  • Rosary

    Sunday November 15, 2020 | 7:00pm
    When
    Sunday November 15, 2020 7:00pm
    Location
    St Patrick Catholic Church
    Address
    3400 E 16th St
    FREMONT, NE 68025
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  • Service

    Monday November 16, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday November 16, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    St. Patrick Catholic Chruch
    Address
    3400 E. 16tth Street
    FREMONT, NE 68025
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Because of the limitations on funeral attendance due to Covid, the Funeral will be live streamed but we are also inviting those that want to show their respects to park in the designated parking spots at church or along 16th Street. After the service, when the hearse is ready to leave the parking lot, everyone can stand outside of their car and raise a hand or two towards Gene as a sign of blessing.
  • Interment

    Location
    Calvary Cemetery
    Address
    FREMONT, NE 68025
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Lucinda Mumm

Posted at 01:16pm
We are so sorry to hear of Gene's passing. He was truly a gracious man and so kind to everyone. He never missed a welcoming handshake at the dealership over the many years. The world needs more people like him.

Our deepest sympathies to the family,
Cindy Mumm and Family
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Carol Svoboda

Posted at 12:41pm
Sending deepest sympathy to the entire Steffensmeier Family. My father drove a truck for Gene's father and Gene attended my parents wedding. My mother and father adored Gene. No trip to Nebraska was complete without a visit to Fremont. I like to think they are all reunited in GOD's arms. All my love Carol Svoboda
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Tyrone Williams

Posted at 03:22pm
Our condolences to the family. Gene was a kind, helpful and supportive person. I was never made to feel like a competitor, just a friend. I will miss chatting with Gene at the Creighton games. Our prayers are with the family.
Tyrone and Cathy Williams
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Eugene J Robertson

Posted at 11:26am
Our prayers & thoughts are with the family Gene was a very respected man and will be missed by all.

Eugene & Linda Robertson
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Karen Paseka

Posted at 03:46pm
Very sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers are with you today. Gene was a great man.
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