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Obituary: William J. Stegenga

October 24, 1951 – August 5, 2021

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William J. StegengaWilliam J. Stegenga, age 69, of Crete, IL, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 5, 2021. Beloved husband of Candace “Candi” Stegenga, nee DeLange. Loving father of Scott (Christine) Stegenga and Jennifer (Mike) Chambers. Proud grandfather of Samantha Stegenga, Aaron Stegenga, PFC John Chambers, and Makayla Chambers. Dear brother of Robert (Cheryl) Stegenga, Timothy (Laurel) Stegenga, and Linda (John) Bumba. Brother-in-law of Cecil (Shirley) DeLange, Robert (Madalyn) DeLange, Don (Betty) Koster, and June (late Herman) Osborne. Loving uncle of numerous nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, and grand-nieces. Bill was a retired Deputy Chief of the South Holland Police Department and a United States Army Veteran.

Visitation Monday, August 9, 2021 from 3 – 8 p.m. at Smits, DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home, 649 E. 162nd Street, South Holland, IL. Memorial contributions may be given to The 100 Club of Chicago or Wounded Warrior Project. For further information please contact 708-333-7000 or visit our online guestbook and obituary at

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