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Stephen E. "Steve" Dann

Updated: Nov 15, 2022

Stephen E. “Steve” Dann, 80, died October 25, 2022, at Arbor Springs from complications related to Alzheimer’s. The visitation will be Thursday, November 17 from 4:00-6:00pm, and the funeral services will be Friday, November 18 at 10:30am, with burial and reception to follow. All services will take place at Merle Hay Funeral Home. The funeral service will be livestreamed at the following link:

Steve was born on March 16, 1942, in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from North High School in January of 1960 and received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from UNI. He taught math for 3 years at Denison High School, 13 years at Franklin Junior High, and 17 years at Roosevelt High School. In the evenings and weekends, he tutored hundreds of students in math for 40+ years. Students remembered him for his patience, his kindness, and his large collection of neckties.

After retiring from teaching, Steve worked with his wife, Betty, as a supplier for dollhouse miniatures. Their business allowed them to travel around the U.S. for weekend shows. Steve retired from dollhouse miniatures after Betty’s death, giving him more time for traveling to see National Parks sites and for spending time with family.

He is survived by his son Phil (Karen) and their children Zackary, Carter, and Addie; son Roger (Tammy) and their daughter Gwen; sister, Nancy (Wayne); brother Marshall (Charlotte); and sister-in-law Elaine. Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Dorothy, and his wife, Betty.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the National Parks Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Association


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