Stephen Edward Pagel


Stephen Edward Pagel aka Sparky passed away in his home early in the morning on May 18th, 2022 at the age of 75. He fought the devastating diagnosis of pancreatic cancer & was named a Rock Star patient at MD Anderson.

He was deeply loved by his family, extended family, & made a multitude of friends wherever he went. He is survived by his wife of 33 years Valerie, his two children Jeffrey (Angie) & Amy of Webster City, Iowa & Val’s children Brent, Lori (Todd), Matt, & Krisanna, his ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Steve was a valued employee at SW Mobility for over 22 years (he never did figure out how to retire). He loved the Lord Jesus & served him in many capacities. By the grace of God he was proud to be a member of AA for over 36 years. He was also a member of the Mason’s & the Donor Network of Arizona. He had a huge heart for all children and contributed to the Shriners & St. Jude Children’s hospitals, The Gideons International & various other charities. Steve was one of the Packer’s biggest fans & brought his enthusiasm for the team to Arizona when he made it his home in 1989 . He was a Veteran of the US Army and served in Korea as a member of the 2nd Infantry Division. He is deeply loved & missed and will always be remembered for the special person he was.

A Celebration of Life will be held this Saturday, June 25th at 2:30pm at Desert Chapel United Methodist Church, 462 N. Palo Verde Dr, Apache Junction, AZ 85120

Military honors & inurnment will be held in Wonewoc, WI on August 13th, 2022.

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