William Steffey, 85

FORT WAYNE — William W. Steffey, 85, a resident of rural Avilla and long-time Noble County farmer, died at 7:50 a.m. on Friday, July 15, 2011, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.He was born April 17, 1926 in Mankato, Minn., a son of Vern J. and Maude (Neuhouser) Steffey.He married Mary Leslie in 1957. She preceded him in death in 1986.Surviving relatives include his partner, Gail M. Olson of Avilla; two children Andrew J. Steffey of Albion and Cindy Chalfant of Land-O-Lakes, Fla; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother Warner J. Steffey.There will be no services or calling hours. Memorials may be directed to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814. To leave a condolence, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net