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About Paul Kenneth Stegg
Paul Kenneth Stegg was a man for whom actions would speak louder than words. His life motto might well have been “if it isn’t logical, it’s not important.” The qualities of being fair, just and the ability to recognize what was right were clearly driving forces in Paul’s life. He was also the kind of person who could respect a “do not disturb” sign, whether it was real or implied. He was analytical and observant, with an ability to be simultaneously spontaneous and keenly perceptive. Paul was modest in his actions and extremely literal in his thoughts and in the manner in which he communicated with others. When Paul said something, he meant it. All those who knew him appreciated this trademark quality.
His parents were Elmer and Selma Stegg. Paul was raised in Adrian, Michigan. Even as a small child, Paul wanted to understand what was right and what was wrong in any given situation. As Paul grew older, he realized the importance of being treated fairly, and in return, he treated everyone around him the same way. This belief in fair play served Paul well throughout his life and despite his natural shyness; he enjoyed a solid group of friends.
Since Paul sought to treat those around him with respect, he often found himself in the role of playing peacemaker within his family. He was comfortable in working through the types of sibling rivalry situations that quite often occur, because he loved the challenge of conflict resolution. He would look at the most reasonable and practical ways to settle any disputes. Paul was raised with five siblings. He had Theresa, Leo, Gloria, Cletus, and Ralph. Paul was constantly involved in activities with his siblings. Paul and his siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they shared many life experiences.
This same loyalty and up front honesty Paul shared with his friends carried over to other aspects of his life, including his relationships with his family. He was a great listener who enjoyed the couple’s “together” time, especially when it came to celebrating special occasions.
As the family grew, Paul was easily able to adapt to the changes and challenges of parenthood. Paul was blessed with three children, two daughters, Marla and Catherine, and one son Dario. They were also blessed with twelve grandchildren, Joey, Greg, Cherrelle, Ronnie, Veronica, Bruce, Jeremy, Anthony, Brittany, Audrey, Brandon, and Vanessa. Paul was never impulsive in dealing with family problems. Instead, he would carefully think things through before implementing the solution in a logical and objective manner. Paul was a strong, clear communicator who excelled at eliminating confusion by making matters crystal clear to all those involved. At the same time, Paul’s inventive nature could turn some of the boring old household chores into a fun activity for the family.
In his work life, Paul was the kind of person who had no difficulty in taking on a project and seeing it through to its completion. He excelled at dealing with those pesky details that can derail some people, and once he understood exactly why he was working on a project, he could plow full steam ahead. For Paul, being able to grasp the logical components of any task was significant to him in appreciating its importance. Even if he worked alone on an assignment, Paul was able to incorporate and welcome new insights from co-workers, and he would readily use them if they improved the process. His primary occupation was as a commercial truck driver. He was employed for 20 years as a truck driver. Paul always made the effort to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.
Paul was a Navy veteran. He understood his duty to serve his country and the importance of getting a job done. He was comfortable with the routines of the military and even liked them to some degree, especially when it came to grasping the clear instructions and guidelines he was expected to follow. Paul saw action for the Korean and Vietnam War. Through his hard work and dedication, he achieved the rank of E6.
Paul’s curious and inquisitive nature influenced his choice of leisure pursuits as well. He applied his strong concentration and analytical skills as to how things worked to his choice of activities. He particularly enjoyed the “alone” time his hobbies provided. His favorite pursuits were coin collecting, making leather wallets, and casinos. Paul was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.
Paul had the ability to stay calm and the determination to do what was necessary to get the job finished, traits that helped him enjoy sports. Paul was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were baseball, football, and racing.
Paul was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of Paul’s favorites was Shultz, a german shepherd. They were best friends for 12 years. His family was rounded out by his two dogs, Princess and Friday.
As his retirement approached, Paul viewed the event as just one more project to research and solve. So, when the day finally arrived in 1998, he was well prepared. His new life involved relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada. In retirement, he found new pleasure in going to bingo and the slots.
Paul passed away on May 30, 2013 at North Vista Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. Paul had a massive heart attack. He is survived by his spouse Miguela; his children Marla, Catherine and Dario; his grandchildren; and his brothers Leo, Cletus, and sister Gloria. Services were held at Palm Northwest Mortuary in Las Vegas.
Paul strongly believed that talk is cheap. He was the type of person who would show others his feelings through his actions. He was practical and realistic but was able to be flexible when the need arose. He had a curiosity about the things around him and tried to experience life directly rather than sit back and talk about it. The experiences he treasured most were those he shared with his loved ones. Paul Kenneth Stegg will be greatly missed.