June 23, 1955 – March 5, 2022
Kathleen Stefanko Dean, age 66, passed away March 5, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born June 23, 1955, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Thomas N. and Elizabeth (Kaesmeier) Stefanko.
She graduated from North Hills High School in Pittsburgh, attained a Bachelor of Science degree from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA and a Master of Science degree in Medical Genetics from Indiana University. Later in life, she returned to school for art degrees and took courses at Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis and at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM.
She resided in Colorado Springs since 2016 and formerly resided in Indianapolis, Indiana, Burlington, Vermont and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Kathleen worked as an actuarial associate for State Life Insurance Company and Beckley & Associates in Indianapolis as well as Vermont Life in Montpelier, Vermont. She also worked as a software tester at IBM in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a talented artist in many mediums, but especially in watercolor. She was also very involved with vocal performance with several musical groups including the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, the Colorado Springs Chorale, and the Vermont Symphonic Choir.
She is survived by her two daughters, Stefanie and Carly Dean, and her brother, Bruce Stefanko. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made in Kathleen’s memory to:
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir office:
(317) 940-9057 or email@example.com to make a donation.