Steven Dale Oelschlaeger


Steven Dale Oelschlaeger was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Jan. 15, 1954, to Max and Daisy Oelschlaeger. Steve passed away on March 4 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 two 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.