Biografi for: Daniel Peter Stegen
STRAWBERRY POINT - Pastor Daniel Peter Stegen, 49, of Strawberry Point, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 at Mercy Living Plus in Oelwein, after a long illness.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Strawberry Point.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Roberson Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in the Strawberry Point Cemetery.
Dan was born Jan. 15, 1962 at Manchester, to H. Dean and Mary Ann (Nelsen) Stegen. Born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, Dan's life began with obstacles, challenges and blessed victories. Despite doctors' predictions to the contrary, Dan learned to walk and even run. He graduated from Starmont in 1980, where he participated in band, choir and speech, as well as school plays and musicals. He earned a degree in social work and went to work at Bremwood Children's Home in Waverly in 1984. Dan later attended Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque and graduated in 1992, becoming ordained in the Lutheran Church.
Following his ordination, Dan began his ministerial career at the Bethlehem and Skudesnes churches in Pierpont, South Dakota. Following that, he served as chaplain at the Bethesda Nursing Home in Beresford, South Dakota. Dan went on to serve congregations at Nathanael Lutheran Church (Alcester, SD), Immanuel Lutheran Church (Akron, Iowa), Our Savior's Lutheran Church (Callender, Iowa), St. Peter Lutheran Church (Brunsville, Iowa), and Christ Lutheran Church (Le Mars).
In 2003, Dan retired from active ministry due to health difficulties and returned to live at the Gernand Center in Strawberry Point. He continued to serve God and man by ministering to his fellow residents and those of the nursing home whenever he was physically able. He was a resident at Mercy Living Plus in Oelwein for about one year.
Survivors include his parents H. Dean and Mary Ann Stegen of Strawberry Point, a brother Mike (Sandy) Stegen of Phoenix, Ariz., and a sister Patti (Kirk) Miller of Nebraska City, Neb.; two nephews, Erik (Lynn) Miller of Lincoln, Neb., and Bryan (Halley) Miller of Omaha; three nieces, Leslie Miller of Nebraska City, Anne and Jesse Stegen both of Phoenix; great nephew Abraham Miller and great-niece Hadassah Miller both of Lincoln.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
2011 U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name Rev Daniel Peter Stegen. Birth Date15 Jan 1962. Birth Place Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa, United States of America. Death Date15 Sep 2011. Death Place Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa, United States of America. Cemetery Strawberry Point Cemetery. Burial or Cremation Place Strawberry Point, Clayton County, Iowa, United States of America. Has Bio? Y. Father Harley Dean Stegen. Children Minnie J Graves.