The Byron Tribune - 6-19-1936
Josiah Steffa for many years a Resident of Byron, died on Thursday, June 11, at East Moline at the age of 82 years. Mr. Steffa had been in failing health for a number of years.
He was born at Mount Morris and was the son of Joseph and Sarah Ann Steffa. While residing in Byron he was the janitor of the Byron Public School building many years and also custodian of the Community House several years. His wife, Eliza, and several brothers and sisters preceded him in death. An adopted daughter, Mrs. Fred Himert, and four grandchildren of Byron; a brother, Fred, of Loves Park, and a sister, Mrs. Louis Fouch of Oregon, survive him.
Funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Himert on Saturday afternoon, the Rev. W. J. Hopkins, pastor of the United Church, officiated. Burial was in Silver Creek Cemetery.
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