IN MEMORIAM:   Clarence Stegeman

Clarence M. “Steg” Stegeman, 87, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Clarence was born in Hope, Kan., to Emil A. Stegeman and Marie Louise (Stemmermann) Stegeman.

Clarence attended Tampa High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He graduated from Kansas State University and was an avid Wildcat fan.

He spent a career in sales working with ag and industrial equipment. He was active in the church, Knights of Columbus, and the Sunshine Club. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and dancing with his wife, Margie.

He was a devoted husband and wonderful father, demonstrating that love is not shared but multiplied. He was wholly dedicated to his family, watching countless sporting events, and would drop anything to help family and friends. Clarence and Margie (Krotz) were married for 65 years.

His wife and other survivors include their 11 children, Mike (Julia) Stegeman, Karen (Barry) Lewis, Pat (Dan) Flinn, Denise (Mark) Isenhower, Jim (Kathy) Stegeman), Margaret (Ron) Campbell, Joe (Nancy) Stegeman, Ed (Laurie) Stegeman), Susie (Mark) Heimer, Gene (Lori) Stegeman, and Bob (Lori) Stegeman); 34 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

The Rosary was said Monday, March 3, 2014, at Church of the Holy Cross, 8311 W. 93rd St., Overland Park, followed by visitation. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, March 4, at the church. Private family burial was in Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Holy Cross Renovation Fund. Online condolences may be left at http://www.mcgilleyhoge.com.

Arrangements by McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park.

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