Steven Dale Oelschlaeger was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on January 15, 1954 to Max and Daisy Oelschlaeger. Steve passed away on March 4, 2020 after a 4 1/2 year battle with liver cancer.
Steve grew up in Cedar Rapids. He was an intellectual and excellent athlete in high school. He attended Wartburg College on a cross country scholarship, graduating with a degree in Philosophy. He later pursued a graduate degree at Dallas Theological Seminary and became a pastor. He helped plant Grace Bible Church in Granbury, Texas. He blessed many people with his outstanding preaching of the word of God.
After working in the automobile industry becoming a successful salesman, he started his own company, “Specialized Training Programs” as a consultant for Ford Dealerships.
He loved to ski and hike in the mountains of Colorado. He blessed a lot of people with his ministry in Pagosa Springs, while running a halfway house. He was fun, smart, adventurous and charitable.
Steve married Carolin Opheim in 1975 and together they had 2 children. He married Gail Mickey in 1984.
Steve is survived by his wife of 36 years, Gail Mickey; previous wife, Carolin; his son David and his wife Alexandra and his daughter Erin and her husband Jeff Gautney; his grandchildren: Briar, Reagan, Jace, Titus, Micaiah, Jordyn and Jadyn, as well as his brothers: Max, Dennis and Doug. He will be missed. Private family services will be held at a later date.