Obituary for Dean Will Stephan
DEAN W. STEPHAN, age 80 of Jefferson passed away unexpectedly at his home October 29, 2017. Dean was born on January 22, 1937 in Watertown Wisconsin, to Richard and Dorothy (Will) Stephan. Dean Married Barbara Seitz on December 26, 1961 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
Dean served in the United States National Guard for 13 years in Company E-3rd Battalion Group in the 127 Infantry. He was employed at V.A. Hetland in Jefferson and then Palmer Ford in Jefferson. Dean also worked for Schweiger’s Furniture, Braun’s Lumber, and most recently drove semi locally for Atlas Cold Storage. He loved being a mechanic and his love of cars and auto racing gave him the opportunity to be on the Fire and Safety crew at State Fair Park for 28 years.. He served on the Jefferson Fire Department from December 1968- August of 1998, where he was the lead driver of Ladder Truck #12 from 1972-1996. He was a member of the Reinhardt-Windl American Legion Post 164 of Jefferson. Dean loved spending time on their farm with his Uncle Carl, he was an avid firearm enthusiast, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors. Along with these interests he was his granddaughters’ biggest sports fan rarely missing an event.
He is survived by his wife Barbara Stephan of Jefferson, Son Gregg Stephan (Michel Peterson) of Sun Prairie. Two granddaughters Carli Rae Stephan (Cody Eilenfeldt), and Samantha Ann Stephan.
His sister Jane (David) Wolfram of Cambridge, Nephews
Preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday November 4th, at the Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home in Jefferson with the Rev. Thomas Coyle officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.
The family suggests donations to be given in Dean’s name to the Jefferson Fire Department, the American Legion Post 164 of Jefferson or the Wounded Warrior Project.
Visit www.schneidermichaelisfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence or light a candle in his memory.