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David W. Steen

March 9, 1940 — January 13, 2023




David Wayne Steen, 82, of Davenport, peacefully passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023, at his home.  Per his request cremation will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at a later date.  Memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice.


Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, assisted the family.

David was born March 9, 1940, in Davenport, a son of William F. and Wynona A. (nee Davis) Steen.  Following graduation from Davenport High School he joined the Army, proudly serving his country from 1958-61.     


After his honorable discharge he began a career as pressroom apprenticeship with the Times-Democrat which would later be known as the Quad City Times.  He retired January 13, 2006, after 43 years of service as Pressroom Manager of the Quad City Times. He met his future wife Jean Schrader on a blind date that was set up by his co-workers and they were united in marriage on February 8, 1964 in Davenport.


He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bicycling, and camping on the Wapsi River in his younger years.


Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Jean; daughter Catherine (Chris) Steen of West Branch, IA; son Gary (Desiree) Steen of Placentia, CA; grandchildren Shelby Steen of Placentia, Kelsey and Chase Steen-Lasley of North Liberty, IA; and several nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers William and Robert.


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