A life well lived, our loving mother, Nancy Hine Stegman, nee Niemann, passed away, peacefully under hospice care at the age of 86 in Scottsdale, AZ on April 15, 2023.
Nancy was born on December 13, 1936, the only child of John and Dorothy Niemann. She attended Convent of the Sacred Heart on Sheridan Road and Northwestern University in Evanston, IL where she developed a love for reading and music and graduated with a degree in elementary education. She met her husband, Russell Stegman, through friends at the Shubert theatre in Chicago and they were married in 1959. She was a retired elementary teacher and was active in the Sierra club, Alliance Francaise of Greater Phoenix, and various book and music clubs.
Nancy was a devoted mother and grandmother; she had a kind and gentle spirit and was known for her positive outlook on life. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and friends, often hosting large family and friend gatherings. A warm smile for all and a sunny disposition. She was gracious and good humored to the end.
Nancy is survived by her wonderful children: Julie Turner of Tulsa, OK, and Doug Stegman of Phoenix, AZ. Proud grandmother of Kate and Molly Stegman, and Russ and Sarah Turner and many dear cousins and close friends. Nancy is preceded in death by her husband, Russel Stegman, and her son-in-law, Ernest Turner.
Nancy’s unwavering faith of God’s love will continue to grow and live on by all those whom she loved and is loved by. She will be dearly missed and always be in our hearts.
The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Joanne and Rhea for their devoted caregiving and friendship.
There will be a memorial service held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Best Friends Animal Society. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com
Denise M. Rucci
Doug, please accept my heartfelt condolences and understanding on the passing of your mother. May you and your family find comfort in your memories.
The Gayne/Hutchison Families
She was a beautiful woman and will be missed by all. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Please know that you Julie and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers✨
Sending hugs to all!
Nancy had a kind heart , sweet personality and genuine smile. Her kindness was shown to all. She especially loved her grandchildren and was so proud of them. My condolences and prayers for the Stegman family. ❤️
Doug and Julie,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful Mom.
I hope your memories will bring you comfort. I am sure she
was a fabulous Grandmother to your children. Sending hugs
all around. She was such a good friend to my Mom. She will
The man I have been with for the last 7 years is named Russell.
It has always reminded me of your family.
Much love, Maribeth
My condolences to all of you.
Doug & Julie,
I was so very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was so good to Jim & I. We enjoyed spending time at her cabin in Munds Park.
She was truly a beautiful soul and will be missed.
I’ll be thinking of you both and hope happy memories will will ease your pain.
My deepest sympathy to all of you. Russ was a groomsman in my wedding. I spent happy days with him and Nancy when our kids were young
And years later I spent time with them in Madison and Arizona. Wonderful memories of good friends
So very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Thoughts and prayers from the Biancardi’s.