Sr. Ann Catherine Steffes, CSJ

January 21, 1919 - May 11, 2016
Mt. Morris, MI



Thursday, May 19, 2016
4:00 PM EDT
Holy Family Chapel
3427 Gull Road
Nazareth, MI 49074
(269) 381-6290


Friday, May 20, 2016
10:30 AM EDT
Holy Family Chapel
3427 Gull Road
Nazareth, MI 49074
(269) 381-6290


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Sisters of St. Joseph
P.O. Box 29
Nazareth, MI 49074
(269) 381-6290


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Life Story / Obituary


Anna Steffes was born in Maybee, Michigan on January 21, 1919, the daughter of Frederick and Magdalen (Eby) Steffes. At the time of her entrance into the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth on September 8, 1935, she was a member of St. Michael’s Parish in Monroe, Michigan. At her reception on August 25, 1936 she received the name Sister Ann Catherine. She pronounced first vows on August 26, 1938 and final vows on August 26, 1941.

Sister Ann Catherine earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies from Nazareth College. She was a teacher in several schools of the Congregation including St. Benedict, Highland Park; Barbour Hall, Nazareth; St. Mary, Flint, and St. Mary, Charlotte, Michigan. From 1961-1967 Sister Ann Catherine was principal of St. Pius X School in Grandville, Michigan and from 1967-1976 she ministered as principal of St. Mary School in Charlotte, Michigan. In 1976 she returned to St. Mary School in Flint until the time of her retirement in 1989. During her retirement years Sister Ann Catherine volunteered her services at More Academy in Burton, Michigan and tutored in the Mt. Morris area.

Sister Ann Catherine’s quiet, gentle, unassuming personality was the gift that she brought to ministry. Her beautiful smile attracted her to all who knew her and her loving concern, kind manner and generous spirit were appreciated by all with whom and for whom she lived and worked. Over the years Sister Ann Catherine developed a strong relationship with God, and service to the dear neighbor was one of its key elements. She was grateful to her CSJ congregation, family and friends for their love and support through the years. May Sister Ann Catherine who committed herself zealously to the service of God, now rejoice forever in the company of the saints. May She Rest in Peace.