Steven Walter Pagan, 67, of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at his home. He was born on Feb. 21, 1952, in St. Louis, Missouri, to the late Ervin and Gene (Zinser) Pagan.

Steve graduated from Kirkwood High School and enlisted in the Army. He received his Bachelor of Science in business from the University of Missouri. He married Jeanine Kesselring on July 13, 1974, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Steve began his career as a manager at Vickers, then was a business owner of Wooden Indian Remodeling. He was a wood turner and a wood artist! He was a member of the Mid-Mo Woodturners, Midwest Woodworkers Association and Central Missouri Orchid Society. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed nature, gardening, bicycling and even ice skating. His family described him as a humorous, peaceful family man. He was determined not to let chronic health issues get him down. He loved barbecues, fishing and fireworks. Most of all he liked spending time with family, especially playing Pokémon Go with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanine of Columbia; son, Steven E. Pagan (fiance Karen Choi) of Hershey, Pennsylvania; daughters, Melissa Giboney (Clark) of Willard, Missouri, and Ellen Williamson (Elliott) of Columbia; brother, Scott Pagan of St. Louis; grandchildren, Kevin, Brendan, Jacob and Anna Rose; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, at Parker-Millard Funeral Service. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment will be private for the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory; 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, Missouri, 65203; (573) 449-4153. Condolences may be left online for the family at

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