Dwight “Ken” Stein


Dwight Kenneth Stein, 68, Bismarck, passed away June 12, 2021, at CHI St. Alexius Hospital Bismarck.  A celebration of Ken’s life will be held on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 1:00 pm at the Bismarck Funeral Home 3723 Lockport St.  For those not attending the service will be streamed live on the Bismarck Funeral Home Facebook page. Feel free to wear your Bison or Packer Gear.

Ken was born October 1, 1952, one of five children, to Melvin and Doris Stein. He was raised and educated in Steele, ND. After high school he attended NDSU and earned a bachelor’s degree in science and math. He started his work career as a Biomedical Engineer at the Garrison Hospital and later at St Alexius in Bismarck.

He had a lifelong passion for playing or watching all sports, especially football.  (BISON and PACKERS!!) He also loved the sport of hunting and fishing!  Ken was a strong patient man who fought a long courageous battle with Parkinsons’ disease. He spent the last five years with his second family at the Baptist Care Center with the caring staff and residents.

Ken will forever be remembered by his wife, Gail Gunderson Stein, of 47 years, his beloved children, Corey (Marissa) Stein, and Jamie (Josh) Peshek, mother, Doris Stein, sister, Ruth (Gregg) Nelson and brother, Darin Stein, treasured grandchildren Rylan and Brenner Peshek, along with countless other family and friends who were blessed to know him.

Ken was preceded in death by his father, Melvin, sister, Lennis Steiner, and brothers, Keith and Robert Stein.

Memorials can be given to our local Bismarck Parkinson Group.

To view the memorial service, please click here.

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