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Joseph Stegman

July 8, 1934 ~ August 29, 2019 (age 85)


Joseph Stegman, Jr., 85, Hays, KS passed away August 29, 2019 at Park West Plaza – Legend Senior Living, Wichita, KS.

Joseph was born July 8, 1934, on the family farm 7 miles NE of Ness City, KS to Joseph and Regina Jacobs Stegman.  He graduated from Ness City High School in 1952. He was a graduate of Fort Hays State University with BS and MS degrees.  He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War era. He later served as a teacher and administrator for 37 years at USD 241 Sharon Springs, Kansas.

Joseph married Marjorie Ann Jones on December 28, 1957, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays, KS.  She preceded him in death on October 27, 2015. Survivors include children: Theresa Endsley, Lawrence, KS; Michael Stegman (Marcie), Trenton, MO; Daryl Stegman (Laura), Spearville, KS; Carolyn Mason (Dennis), Goddard, KS, 10 grandchildren:  Brandon Endsley (Anya); Rachael Endsley; Jessica Stegman; Katie Stegman Rice (Brad); Jason McNeal; Alex McNeal (MaryAnne); Megan Stegman; Heidi Stegman; Joseph Stegman; Austin Mason, and 9 great-grandchildren, sisters: Thelma Fehrenbach, Ness City, KS; Lillian Brown, Salina, KS; Venita Stoecklein (James), Hutchinson, KS, and brother:  Dennis Stegman (Kay), Elkhorn, NE.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Vivian and Sylvia, two brothers-in-law, Otto Fehrenbach and Vernon Brown, two sons-in-law, Mitchell Endsley and Scott McNeal.

He was a former member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Sharon Springs, KS and Kansas State Teachers Association.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, American Legion, and Knights of Columbus.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hays.  Burial will follow the services, inclusive of Military Honors rendered by members of the Hays VFW Post 9076, in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays.

Viewing and Visitation will be Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 4 PM to 8 PM, together with a Parish Vigil service at 7 PM, and on Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM all at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel, 2509 Vine Street Hays, KS 67601.  At 6:30 PM Joseph Stegman (grandson) will sing a solo for grandpa, followed by Paul McNall (family friend) who will share some memories of Dad. 

Memorials are suggested to Sharon Springs Grade School – Wallace County USD 241.

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September 3, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brock's North Hill Chapel
2509 Vine Street
Hays, Kansas 67601

Funeral Service
September 4, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Joseph s Catholic Church (Hays)

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