Walter Stegman Obituary

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Walter Carl Stegman

December 12, 1924 - August 8, 2011
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Walter Carl Stegman December 22, 1924 – August 8, 2011 Loving husband and committed father of 8, grand-father of 8 and great grand-father of 6, passed away peacefully at age 86. Preceded in death by his mother and father, 8 brothers and 4 sisters, he is survived by his wife of 62 years Dorothy Maxine Stegman, his brother Fr. Leonard Stegman and sisters Estelle Huelskamp and Betty Quigley. Born in Plains, KS, he married Dorothy Maxine Ebersole also of Plains, Ks on June 16, 1948. He went on to dedicate his unbridled energy towards education, public service, military service, the church and his family. Educated at the University of...
Walter Carl Stegman
December 22, 1924 – August 8, 2011
Loving husband and committed father of 8, grand-father of 8 and great grand-father of 6, passed away peacefully at age 86. Preceded in death by his mother and father, 8 brothers and 4 sisters, he is survived by his wife of 62 years Dorothy Maxine Stegman, his brother Fr. Leonard Stegman and sisters Estelle Huelskamp and Betty Quigley.
Born in Plains, KS, he married Dorothy Maxine Ebersole also of Plains, Ks on June 16, 1948. He went on to dedicate his unbridled energy towards education, public service, military service, the church and his family. Educated at the University of Kansas and Washington State University, he achieved a Doctorate in School Administration. He served in the Navy during WWII and Korean War. He received a multitude of accolades and held many positions in his 50 plus years in the Washington State Educational System; Fife School Superintendent, a highly-sought Fiscal Consultant who helped save several distressed schools statewide, and was instrumental in the creation of Chief Leschi School. He also served as Fife City Councilman, Mayor of Fife, Pierce County Board of Equalization, and an active member of Lions, Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, Phi Delta Kappa and numerous other organizations. He was a dedicated parishioner of St. Martin of Tours for 45 years.
In every situation, Carl's overriding goal was to make you laugh. An accomplished public speaker, he had several boxes of jokes, stories and anecdotes he would draw from. He had several specific stories he would relish in telling each of his children, grand-children and great grand-children. Even in his final moments, he continued to joke and laugh with his nurses, doctors and care-givers.

Surviving siblings:
Fr. Leonard Stegman San Antonio, TX
Estelle (Leroy) Huelskamp Fowler, KS
Betty (Robert) Quigley Dallas, TX

Surviving children:
Cassandra (Steven) Stegman Columbia Falls, MT
Christopher (Bonnie) Stegman Olympia, WA
Stephen (Sandra) Stegman Olympia, WA
Robert (Aprel) Stegman Puyallup, WA
Susan (Michael) Pittman Milton, WA
Mary Kay Stegman Puyallup, WA
Michael Stegman Fife, WA
Daniel Stegman Renton, WA

Grandchildren:
Daymien Sioux Thommen Columbia Falls, MT
Leldon Roy Roden-Pittman Puyallup, WA
Myson Lyle Stegman Fife, WA
Kara Joy Now Great Falls, MT
Jeremy David Stegman Olympia, WA
Jonathan Paul Stegman Seattle, WA
Sterling Thomas Stegman Puyallup, WA
Joshua David Ohm Cheney, WA

Great grandchildren:
Nichole Cassandra Breivik Columbia Falls, MT
Mia Miwasa Nevaeh Stegman Fife, WA
Tristan
Cameron
Jackson
Mia Grace Now

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