Lori Steffensmeier

Lori Mae Ruby Steffensmeier, 37, of rural Fort Madison, Iowa, passed away at 8:33 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2024. 

She was born on September 18, 1986, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the daughter of Randy and Merilee (Peterson) Ruby. On June 13, 2009, she married Dan Steffensmeier at the First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

She is survived by her husband: Dan; three daughters: Ruby, Kathleen and Carlee Steffensmeier; parents: Randy and Merilee; brother: John Ruby and sister: Lacey Ruby; father and mother-in-law: Tom and Carla Steffensmeier; grandmother: Sandra Petersen. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather.

Lori graduated from Central College with a Bachelors Degree in Biology and Secondary Education. She worked as a quality systems manager at Roquette. She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point. She served on St. Mary’s Parish Council and the Altar and Rosary Committee. Lori enjoyed gardening, golfing, reading, spending time with family and friends and most of all, she loved her children.

A visitation will be held from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2024, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point, where the family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A Christian wake service will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the church.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2024, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point, with Father Dan Dorau as celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in West Point.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to her daughters’ education.

Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com.