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Daniel Conrad Steere, Sr.

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Dan C. Steere, Sr. was born in Memphis, Tennessee on October 2, 1938 to Richard and Bennett Steere. Dan graduated from Ruston High School with the class of 1957. He later graduated from Louisiana Tech in 1961 where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Dan earned a Masters Degree in Theology at Southern Methodist University and became an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. He served churches in Baton Rouge and Slidell, LA; Waco, TX, and the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area. Dan retired from the ministry after serving as Senior Pastor at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Katy, Texas. During his ministry, Dan authored two books: "I Am, I Can" and "Power for Living". In 1971, he earned a Gabriel Award for excellence in TV programming and in 1984 received the George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award for "The Protestant Hour".

In 1991, Dan moved to Colorado where he married Nancy. They lived in Woodland Park where he worked at Carter Real Estate. As an agent there he received the Bronze Award for real estate sales. He and Nancy later moved to Littleton, CO where he became a broker with the Charles Schwab Company, retiring in 2005.

Dan's lifelong passions were photography and collecting vintage and antique books. After retiring, he became a major proponent of the Jefferson County Colorado Open Space Park Host Program. He was a member of the Fire Prevention Team and an elementary school field day presenter at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center. He most recently produced a series of videos on park amenities for visitors.

Survivors include his wife Nancy, of Littleton, CO; his brother and wife David and Vicky Steere of Katy, TX; two sons and their wives, Dan, Jr. and Kim Steere of Atherton, CA., and John and Gina Steere of Cypress, TX; daughter Sallie Polk-Steere of Antioch, CA; three granddaughters, Brittany and Megan Steere of Cypress, TX and Katherine Steere of Atherton, CA; and two grandsons, Walker and Andrew Steere of Atherton, CA. Other survivors are a niece and her husband, Alisa and Glenn Grieco of College Station, TX; great-nephew and great-niece Ian and Kara Grieco of College Station, TX; and several cousins.

Dan was preceded in death by both of his parents and a brother, Jack.

Private services for the family will be set at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Jefferson County Open Space Foundation, 5690 Webster Street, Arvada, Co. 80002 or St. Peter’s UMC Building Fund, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX 77450.

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