Janet Steffen
Janet Lynn Steffen Janet Lynn Steffen ARLINGTON -- Janet Lynn Steffen, 57, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2015, in Arlington. Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Interment: DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wade Family Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Cook Children's Health Foundation. Janet was born March 8, 1958, in San Antonio to Joan and Marion Jacob. She retired from the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD where she taught at-risk students English, history, social studies and economics. Janet enlisted in the Texas Army National Guard after graduation from UTA. She held various positions with the battalions of the 49th Armored Division Support Command retiring from 3rd Brigade Headquarters in 2001. She was the Distinguished Honor Graduate of her Officer Basic Course in Aberdeen, Md., in 1990. Janet was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Arlington, where she enjoyed volunteering, participating in her Sunday school group, and attending Impact service. She was beloved and adored by all who came to know the amazing and beautiful woman she was. Janet was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Marion "Trip"; and her sister, Christie. Survivors: Husband, Don Steffen; son, Richard "Trip" and wife, Carolyn; daughter, Katie; and many friends. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233 View and sign guestbook at www.star-telegram.com/obituaries

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  1. Dear Don, Trip, and entire family:
    I have only just learned of Janet’s passing early this morning, and I am totally devastated as I am sure you are! What can I say about your sweet, wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother that you don’t already know. Janet was one of the kindest, most generous, compassionate, caring, sweetest most wonderful friends and teachers I have ever known. I taught many of the same student that she taught and she always had the best and kindest things to say about each of them.
    I truly valued her friendship and our time and experiences together.
    I know there must be such a void in your lives now and I just wanted to let you know I am sending prayers for comfort, strength and PEACE your way and will continue to do so as you face this difficult time.
    God bless and please know that Janet was much loved and respected!
    In Christ and for His Glory,
    a friend and former colleague,
    Silas Kennemer

  2. So sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. My mother taught with Joan for years and enjoyed a wonderful friendship for years. I was Christie’s age and I remember playing at the family home in Arlington and even going to play at the mayors house a couple of times with Christie. My mother and Joan grieved together when Christie passed and my older sister Robin committed suicide. Our mothers took trips and played bridge all the time. I often wondered when Joan passed. My mother passed 23 years ago and I run across pictures of some of their bridge trips and it always brings a smile to my face. I don’t mean to be mosey but was Jamet sick? She was so young. I’m so sorry for your loss. Losing a mother so early is so difficult! Your family is my prayers. God bless!

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