James Stewart “Jim” Stegeman

James Stewart “Jim” Stegeman

Birth
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 12 Dec 2019 (aged 65)
Saint Peters, St. Charles County, Missouri, USA
Burial Cremated, Specifically: Remains are in the custody of his family.
Memorial ID 205427853 · View Source
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Officer James S. Stegeman, DSN 1744, received his commission on 09/09/1979. Officer Stegeman graduated from the academy on 11/21/1979. Officer Stegeman was sent to the 9th District for his 1st uniformed assignment. Officer Stegeman was transferred to the Crime Lab on 01/30/1984 and completed his training and became a member of the departments Evidence Technician Unit. Officer Stegeman remained in this capacity until 05/01/1996 when he received an inner department transfer to the Identification Section and stayed there until he retired from the department on 10/23/2000. During his career he was awarded 2 Chief's Letters of Commendation on 08/12/1988, and 02/18/1993 for police work above the call of duty. Officer Stegeman served a total of 21.12 years of faithful and dedicated service to the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

James (Jim) Stewart Stegeman, 65, of St. Peter’s, Missouri, succumbed to his illness in the comfort of his own home surrounded by family on December 12, 2019.

James is survived by his daughter Elizabeth (Steven Lallier) Harmon; sons Stewart (Wendy) Stegeman, Joseph (Tammy) Stegeman, Christopher Madsen, Dominic (Keri) Stegeman and Joshua (Colleen Stalnaker) Stegeman; brother Robert (Toni) Stegeman; sister Carol (Lucky) Stegeman-Serna; significant other Julie Conway; several loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Bernice Stegeman, and his son Peter Stegeman. James was a beloved father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend to all.

James S. Stegeman loved astronomy, was a local astronomy club member, created his own observatory and has been the name of a star registered with the International Star Registry’s vault in Switzerland since 2011. He was also an aircraft and drone enthusiast, so much so that he obtained a remote pilot license and was a member of the Spirit of St. Louis RC Club. He had a long and distinguished professional career, 21 years, as a St. Louis Police Officer, specializing in the Laboratory Division and retiring in 2000. He went on to work in several other state, security and customer service positions until he was forced by his health condition to step away. James was very accomplished earning several medals, accommodations, and certificates of recognition throughout his professional career. He also had many publications, presentations and teaching positions over the years. He was an avid animal lover and doted on his beloved dogs Shanna, Sammy and Baby. When he was not working, he loved spending time with best friends and relaxing at home with his pets.

A visitation will be held on 12/27/2019 from 1:00 until 3:00 PM and a Celebration of Life from 3:00 until 4:00 PM at Alternative Funeral and Cremation Services 2115 Parkway Dr, St. Peter’s, MO 63376.
Also on 12/27/2019 friends and extended family are also welcome to join the immediate family to continue the Celebration of Life, beginning at 5:00 pm, at 2170 McKelvey Rd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043.


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  • Created by: Timothy Tumbrink
  • Added: 13 Dec 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 205427853
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Stewart “Jim” Stegeman (6 Jul 1954–12 Dec 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 205427853, ; Maintained by Timothy Tumbrink (contributor 46772461) Cremated, who reports a Remains are in the custody of his family..