Pamela “Pam” K. Stephan, 64, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 8, 2021, at home. She was a loving wife, aunt, sister and “grand-mo” to her great nieces and nephews. She had a very special bond with her great-niece, Brooke.

Pam was born April 24, 1957 in Sioux City. Her parents were Scott and Beverly Phelps of Sioux City. Pam married Dan Stephan Feb. 9, 1985 and resided in Sioux City for a period of time before moving to Indiana and ultimately settling in Lake Ozark, MO for over 20 years.

Pamela Stephan

Pamela Stephan

Pam, along with her husband Dan, were active members of their church, where Pam worked for several years as the church office manager. After Pam’s retirement, she remained an active member in the church, gospel gardeners, and more recently her service work with Boaz, the emotional support dog. When Pam wasn’t at the church, she loved lunch dates with her friends, learning new crafts to keep up with “grandchildren,” reading and gardening. She and Dan loved to host all family and friends at their home. This summer, they hosted the annual Family Reunion. They enjoyed their trips to Maui and most recently Gulf Shores. They were looking forward to a trip to the Black Hills with family to see the Buffalo Roundup.

Pam and her husband, Dan, entered eternal life together Sept. 8, 2021. She is survived by her sisters and brother, Kim (Dave) Blaeser, Nancy (Barry) Knudsen, Toby Varvais, Vicky (Paul) Greening and Hal (Dawn) Skillin; her niece and nephews, Ben (Sarah) Blaeser, Nate (Alisha) Blaeser, Kendra (Jeff) Armistead and Braden (Zoe) Knudsen; and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

A visitation with the family and memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Lake Ozark.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1700 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049. The memorials will be directed to Comfort Dog Ministry, Hope House and other church missions Pam and Dan supported.

Arrangements are under the direction of Millard Family Cremation & Funeral Center, 902 East North Street, Eldon, MO 65026; (573) 392-3351. Condolences may be left online for the family at