John A. Stefan

John A. Stefan

December 20, 1939 – August 5, 2018

John A. Stefan died peacefully in the presence of family at Bergan Mercy Hospital on Sunday, August 5, 2018 in Omaha, NE.  John is survived by his children: Chris (Mary), Colleen Ostdiek (Will), Matt (Vera), and Mike (Krista); nine grandchildren; brother, Charles (Monica); sister, Mary True (Reg); loving longtime companion, Virginia Shearer; and nieces and nephews.

John was born on December 20, 1939 in Omaha, NE to his parents, Charles and Wilhelmina Stefan. Following a career in accounting, John and his loving partner, Virginia, retired to Walker, MN where they were active in their church and community, and enjoyed their retirement together.

A MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL will be held Saturday, August 11th at 11am at Christ The King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86 St.  Interment: Calvary Cemetery.  All are welcome to attend in remembrance of John’s life.

Memorials are suggested to Catholic Charities.




  • Fr. Jim Clifton, SJ Posted August 9, 2018 12:00 pm

    Dear Chris and all the extended Stefan family:

    Just want you to know that I will be remembering you and your father / father-in-law / grandfather these days at Mass and in my prayers. I remember you well from your time at Prep, and from running into your mother from time to time over the years. I am sorry for your loss, and wish I could be at the funeral on Saturday.

    Fr. Jim Clifton, SJ

  • Karen Holle Posted August 10, 2018 5:34 pm

    Thank you so much for the information regarding John’s death. I spent a lot of time with him in the last 6 months of his life and was always amazed at what he had accomplished between my visits. He had very little energy yet managed to sell his truck, make sure his dog had a chance for a new home, sell his power tools, get his finances in order, etc. He also always made sure Ginny had what she needed. He was very grateful for all that others did for him and had a strong faith in God. I learned a lot from John.

  • Myra Damm Posted August 10, 2018 7:24 pm

    I am so sorry to hear that John has left this earth. John was such an active member in our church, and always had a welcome smile and conversation. He will be missed. Cherish the memories…

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