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David Michael Stegen

August 15, 2020 | 7 comments

David Michael Stegen was born on July 6, 1952, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, to Neuman and Elizabeth (Wensel) Stegen. David grew up in La Crosse, Wisconsin. David passed away during a flight from La Crosse to Rochester, Minnesota, on August 12th, 2020.

David had a number of jobs during his life including working in maintenance at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in IL.

David is survived by his son Matt (Gina) Stegen and their children, Maddox, Roman, Brynnley and Vincent, four brothers, Gary, Geoff, and Bill (Kathy), of La Crosse and Terry of Milwaukee, and six sisters, Anna La Fleur and Barbara Rochester of La Crosse, Sylvia (Dave) La Due, of Aurora, IL., Bonnie (Scott) Kerr of Wautoma, Shellie of Montgomery, AL, and Kim (Jim) Wiegand of Lodi. David is also survived by his nephews, Rick (Angel) La Due, Todd and Bradley (Tonya) Fiers, Rory and Jessie (Ashley) Carlson, Scott La Fleur, Mark and Steven Potter, Wade (Tammy) Stevenson, Aric (Mayriciel) Stegen, Jason (Lynn) and Ryan (Casi) Rochester, and nieces Jody Fiers, Michelle Elsen, Stacy (Kevin) Roberts, Amy (Matt) McKeeth, Karra Stegen, Courtney Stegen, Chrystal (Matt) Johnson and Nichole (Nathan) Darling.

David was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Sandy Carlson, Sonja Potter, and Gail King, three infant sibligns, his nephew, Paul La Due, niece, Lisa La Due, and grand-nephew, Caleb Colsch.

A private burial will be at a later date.




  1. Marsha Senn

    To the family of David… You have my most sincere condolences.
    Since I was a co- worker at Hillview of Matt and Gina and Kathy, I want to especially lift you and your families in prayer during this most difficult time.

    I pray the Lord will hold you in his arms and give you a sense of comfort and strength that you will need to carry you through! God Bless David’s soul and God Bless each of you! 🙏🌹🙏

    • Aric Stegen

      To my immediate family and distant family, my sincerest condolences. Much love. The Stegen’s, Aric, Mayriciel, Amber, Hayden Aidan.

  2. Terry

    David, As the “baby boy” of five brothers, I can only say that I’ll remember you as a kind and thoughtful soul. I wish, on your way, my love.

    Your brother for eternity… Terry

    • Roxanne Hicke

      Sorry Bill. Prayers for you all.

  3. janet

    Dear Matt, I am a good friend of your Mom and Dad all your aunts, uncles, and especially UNCLE GARY, me and your mom go back a long way. I have alot of pictures of your dad. I will let your mom know when I find them all. LOVE JR

  4. kimberlie wiegand

    we will always be in our hearts! kim, jim, jojo and kitkat! love you!

  5. kim and Terry

    David, Skolly is the happiest dog in heaven. Make sure you get a him the biggest chewy bone they have up there! Love all your doggie friends!


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