Ryan James Steffes

April 4, 1977 ~ December 29, 2023 (age 46) 46 Years Old

Ryan Steffes Obituary

Ryan J. Steffes, 46, of Altoona, died from follicular dendritic cell sarcoma, a cancer, on Friday December 29th, 2023. Ryan was born April 4, 1977 in Sheboygan, the only child of James and Frances Steffes. He graduated from Howards Grove High School in 1995 and received a degree in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin in 1999. He graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2005. He was an attorney at Weld Riley, S.C. in Eau Claire from 2005 through 2021 and a partner at the firm from 2010 through 2021.

Ryan is survived by his wife of 17 years, Leslye R Steffes, and his two children, Sydney and Owen Steffes. His greatest wish was that his children lead long and fulfilling lives. His only regret was not surviving to see them do so.

Ryan is also survived by his mother, Frances Steffes; an aunt Susan (Willard) Steffes - Rowlett, an uncle Jon Steffes, an aunt Mary Kohl, and an uncle David (Pam) Uhrig. He was preceded in death by his father, James and both sets of his grandparents.

A memorial service will be 6pm, Friday, January 5, 2024 at Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral & Cremation Services, 814 1st Ave., Eau Claire. Visitation will take place from 4pm up until the time of service. Following the memorial service, friends and family are invited to gather at The Brewing Projekt, 1807 N Oxford Ave., Eau Claire, for hor d'oeuvres to remember a good life. Online condolences may be shared at

The family would like to thank Mayo Hospice for their care and compassion.

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January 5, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Memorial Service
January 5, 2024

6:00 PM


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