Scott Stephens

Died: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 15, 2018
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley

Funeral Ceremony

10:00 AM Tue., Jan. 16, 2018
Location: United Methodist Church - Wapello

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E. Scott Stephens, age 60, of Burlington and formerly of Wapello, died Friday morning, January 12, 2018.
The son of Ted and Billie Dameron Stephens, he was born on July 6, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois.  Scott married Elsie Gerdner on September 11, 1974 in Oakville.

He was a graduate of Wapello High School in 1975 and had attended Southeastern Community College.
Scott was an agent with Farm Bureau Insurance for 30+
years from the Mt. Pleasant office.  He had won various awards including the Hall of Fame Award with Farm Bureau.

Scott was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mediapolis, the Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Whitetail Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and Sportsman’s Club.  He enjoyed wrestling and had placed in Iowa State Wrestling and then was a Youth Wrestling Coach in Wapello for several years.  He enjoyed tinkering with old cars, boating, fishing, spending time with his family at the cabin, and thoroughly loved the sporting events of his kids and grandkids.

His family includes his wife, Elsie of 43 years; three children, Eric Stephens of Bettendorf, Kari & Todd Holsteen of Burlington, and Troy & Kari Stephens of Mediapolis; two grandchildren, Reese and Parker Holsteen; and three siblings, Mike & Chris Stephens of Muscatine, Cheri & Roger Snyder of Columbus Junction, and Lynn & Sheryle Stephens of Columbus Junction along with their families.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral ceremony for Scott Stephens will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at the United Methodist Church in Wapello, officiated by Rev. Pam Kranzler.  Burial will follow at the Edwards Cemetery, rural Oakville.  A lunch gathering will follow at the Oakville Community Building.

The family will meet friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello.

Memorial gifts will benefit both the Wapello and Mediapolis Youth Wrestling Program.

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Cyrus Winters
   Posted Sat January 13, 2018

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Winters and Mottet Families.

Our hearts are with you during this time of loss. Scott was a special man and left a great legacy. Cy and Shirley Winters John and Sherry Mottet

Eric and Kathy Bartelt
   Posted Sat January 13, 2018
Sending our heartfelt sympathy. Asking the Lord to shower each of you with His love, strength, and comforting presence during this difficult time.

"The Eternal God is your Refuge, and underneath are the Everlasting Arms."
Deuteronomy 33:27

Eric and Kathy Bartelt

Susan Lynch
   Posted Sat January 13, 2018
Elsie- I am so very sorry to hear of Scott's passing. I have great memories of you and Scott. Please accept my condolences for such an untimely loss. Much love to you and your family, Susan Lynch

Kerry & Deb Conard
   Posted Sat January 13, 2018
We were saddened to hear about Scott. He has been our insurance agent for many years. We always appreciated his willingness to answer our questions and to help in any way. We will miss him. Our deepest sympathy to all of his family.

Pat Bermel Baudler
   Posted Sat January 13, 2018
Elsie & family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Kendall Showalter
   Posted Sat January 13, 2018
So sorry to hear of this..!
Scott was ALWAYS so friendly, helpful and kind to me, mom, and our whole family - really, more like a friend, than our insurance agent..!
Sincere condolences,
Kendall Showalter
Kathleen Showalter

Tom and Becky W
   Posted Sun January 14, 2018
We are so very sorry to learn of Scott's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow.

Dick Siems
   Posted Sun January 14, 2018
Very sorry to learn of Scott's passing, he was definitely a GREAT GUY!

Gloria Schmitz
   Posted Sun January 14, 2018
Dear Troy and Kari,

I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for all of you. Kari, please let me know if I can do anything for you.


Lala O'hara
   Posted Mon January 15, 2018
Scott was a terrific person, he was the epitamy of what all agents in the insurance world should be, he could have written the book on ethics, he was so dedicated to his family and his clients. He always waved when i saw him go down the road to the cabin, He will be greatly missed. Just know that this is just a temporary separation, you will see him again on the other side. There is a lot of peace in knowing that Scott knew the Lord!

Makenzie G. K. Champ
   Posted Mon January 15, 2018
Scott was a wonderful person and I greatly enjoyed working with him. Our heart hurts with the loss. All our best, Dillon, Makenzie [Kessel], Chloe, and James Champ

Linda Bryant
   Posted Mon January 15, 2018
I am so very sorry to hear of Scott's passing. He was my agent for many years, and one of a kind. He was always willing to help. He will be deeply missed. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sondra and Lynn Cochran
   Posted Mon January 15, 2018
We were sorry to learn of Scott's passing. He was great to do business with, and always had time to ask about family and friends.

Christine Crees
   Posted Wed January 17, 2018
Lynn and Sheryle, so sorry. Thinking of you.

Leslie, Dee, John and John Weidner
   Posted Thu January 18, 2018
Elsie, we are all so heartbroken to hear about Scott. What a wonderful man and we are so grateful we had the chance to know him. We love you with all our hearts.

Tina & Joe DeLeonardis
   Posted Sun January 21, 2018
Elsie, we heard about your husband's passing. We are so sorry to hear about this. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Tina and Joe DeLeonardis from the Commodore Club.

Ashley Klein & Scott Greiner
   Posted Mon January 22, 2018
Family & Friends of Scott,
We are so sorry to hear of Scott's passing, he was our insurance agent of over a year on our first house. He was so incredibly nice and helpful for us in the process of setting up our insurance and I can't imagine having another agent better than him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.
Scott & Ashley

Cheri Charbonneau Branch
   Posted Sat February 17, 2018
Elsie, I am so sorry, I had no idea.

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