Henry Stegman

Henry Stegman

Henry Stegman is an American theologian and professor who is well known for his expertise in New Testament studies. He has published multiple books about it and currently resides in Bonita Springs, Florida.

He was an esteemed former dean of Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry (STM), known for fostering close ties among its students and faculty and helping push it into global rankings’ upper echelons.

Early Life and Education

Father Leonard Fernando Peter Stegman left an impactful legacy during his nearly seven decades in priesthood. From ministering to soldiers in Korea and Vietnam to strengthening couples through Marriage Encounter seminars, Fr. Leonard brought light and faith to those he encountered throughout his ministry. On August 12 at 113 Twinbrook Drive in Perrysburg. he passed away.

His death was peacefully celebrated by his wife, children, and grandchildren. Visitation will take place Thursday from 10 am until noon at St. Ignatius Church in Chestnut Hill; Mass will begin at 12:15 p.m.

Peter Stegman was one of the main antagonists in 1982 movie Class of 1984, depicted as a high school gang leader with a sinister disposition. His group was involved with Neo-Nazi movement at Lincoln High School and clashed with African-American gang. Peter would later kill animals belonging to science department and even sexually abuse Andrew Norris’ wife.

Professional Career

Hank has held various roles within several Baltimore area firms, such as The Reeves Agency (print production manager), Harvey & Daughter (advertising account manager), Ellis & Associates (managing an industry group) and serving as president of the Maryland Society of Dermatology.

Stegman leaves behind his beloved wife of 71 years, Erna; three sons – Don (Cindy), Rick (LaDawn), and Steve of Wichita; daughter Cathy of Eastborough; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

His hobbies include travel, skiing and attending community theater. Additionally, he volunteers in Boy Scouts – helping raise boys to be future leaders – as well as camping with his family whenever possible – especially during summer when he takes them fishing and kayaking!

Achievement and Honors

Stegman accomplished much during his time at STM. Among other accomplishments, he established the Spirituality Studies Program and helped form the Committee on Race and Ethnicity to address diversity issues at school. Furthermore, he established a partnership with Jesuit Relief Services to develop curriculum to assist those working in refugee camps, and established the Henry R. Cavalieri Jesuit Fellowship Fund so as to bring international Jesuit scholars from STM.

He represented his order at both the 2012 Procurators Congregation in Nairobi and 36th General Congregation in Rome. Additionally, he served as an adjunct professor at both Marquette and Creighton Universities.

Former Dean Martin Cannon was an avid sports fan and dedicated his life to bettering life on the Eastern Shore. He spoke openly about his struggle with glioblastoma during an Agape Latte appearance and on Boston College Magazine podcast in 2021 and 2022 respectively.

Personal Life

Thomas Stegman was an ardent sports fan who found great pleasure in travel, watching sports and spending time with his family. An accomplished high school baseball player himself, Thomas later went on to coach junior varsity players at a Jesuit preparat school in Omaha.

He was an active member of the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus and served on its Procurators Congregation held annually in Nairobi. Additionally, he held an appointment as Ecclesiastical Faculty Member at Weston Jesuit School of Theology.

At STM, he was remembered fondly by colleagues as an affable and considerate individual. Chelsey Stegman of Sebring remains his sister as well as several nephews he left behind.

Net Worth

Henry Stegmann reportedly boasts an estimated net worth of $70 Million. As owner of Lange-Stegman Fertilizer, which began as Lange Brothers Fertilizer Company back in 1926 by Henry and Dewey Lange selling processed meat scraps, blood meal, and steamed bone meal as fertilizer to farmers across the Midwest region, its operations now are managed by Rich Stegman (son) with partner Hank Fick. Now run by Rich’s son Rich as well as co-partner Hank Fick, it supplies liquid and granular fertilizers across North American growers. Surviving him are wife Erna; twin son Jackson Stegman; stepsons Todd Schreibman (stepson Mike) Stegman as well as nieces/nephese/grandsons/granddaughters (predeceased by parents & infant sister Marie). Family have set up memorial funds dedicated to him at this St Louis company company.

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