Daniel "Dan" H. StephanSeptember 15th, 2021
Daniel "Dan" H. Stephan, 74, of Kaiser, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, unexpectedly at home. He was a loving husband, uncle, brother and friend. Dan was born on March 27, 1947, in Winchester, Kansas to Eugene and Jacqueline (Beauquesne) Stephan of Nortonville, Kansas. Dan married Pam Phelps on February 9, 1985 and they resided in Sioux City for a period of time before moving to Indiana and ultimately settling in Lake Ozark, Missouri for over 20 years. Dan was a very talented carpenter/contractor in the area for many years. He, along with his wife Pam, were active members of their church, where Dan was a volunteer for many projects where he could use his many construction talents. After his retirement, he remained an active volunteer in the church working on the church, the pastors' homes and Hope House, a service affiliated with the church that provided a food pantry, emergency assistance and a thrift store. When Dan wasn't working on a church project, he was busy with many projects at home. With Pam, Dan loved to host all family and friends at their home. Many Thanksgiving weekends found their home filled with Stephan family members. They enjoyed travel, including trips to Maui and most recently Gulf Shores. They were looking forward to a trip to the Black Hills with family to see the Buffalo Roundup. Daniel earned a Bachelors Degree in 1969 from Emporia State University (formerly Kansas State Teachers College). He also served honorably in the United States Air Force. Dan and his wife Pam entered eternal life together on September 8, 2021. Survivors include: brothers, Dennis (Judy), Maurice (Debra), and Lauren (Leslie); nieces, Melissa Gearhardt (Jevon), Ashley Blank (Daniel), Amanda Cox (husband Nicholas), and Sydney Wise (Alex); nephews, Matthew Stephan and Taylor Stephan (Macy); and several grand-nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Stephan; mother, Jacqueline (Beauquesne) Stephan; and a niece, Whitney Stephan. A visitation with the family and memorial service will be held Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Christ the King Lutheran Church located at 1700 Bagnell Dam Blvd. in Lake Ozark, Missouri. Visitation with the family will begin at 9 a.m., with a memorial service at 10 a.m. A fellowship luncheon will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1700 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049. The memorials will be directed to Comfort Dog Ministry, Hope House, and other church missions Pam and Dan supported. Arrangements are under the direction of Millard Family Cremation and Funeral Center, 902 East North Street, Eldon, MO 65026, (573) 392-3351. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.