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Dr. Steven M. Wettach

April 12, 1953 — January 10, 2024

Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT- Steven Mark Wettach, 70, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, died January 10, 2024.  He was born at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City on April 12, 1953 to Dr. Robert Stewart Wettach and Betty Elaine (Preuss) Wettach. He was baptized on Easter Sunday at the First Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant.

Steve grew up in Mt. Pleasant, where he graduated from high school in 1971. He was a member of Boy Scouts Troop 28, where he received the Eagle Scout Award in 1969 and was honored with the God and Country Award in 1970. After high school, he attended and graduated with a degree in Biology (BA, 1975) from Luther College, in Decorah, Iowa. He continued his education at and graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry (DDS, 1979). After graduation, he returned home and started his dental practice in Mt. Pleasant. While practicing dentistry, he obtained a postdoctoral degree from the University of Iowa College of Business (MBA, 1991).

Steve was a strong supporter of professional and community organizations; serving as President of the Southeast Iowa District Dental Association, Vice President of the Mt. Pleasant Community School Board, President of the Midwest Old Threshers Board of Directors, and Director of the Southeast Iowa Community Action Board. He would volunteer his time and labor to friends and strangers alike; showing up with tools or paint brush and ladder to help without being asked. Steve was also in many community theater productions; including Cinderella, Oliver, and Fiddler on the Roof.

He married Mary Halverson at Memorial Lutheran Church December 29, 1979, in Nevada, Iowa.   Following her graduation from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1981, she joined his dental practice Mt. Pleasant and Winfield.  

He is survived by his wife, Mary, of 44 years, along with his two children, Megan (Beau) Bergmann and Matthew (Allison) Wettach, and his two grandchildren, Alexandra and Drake Bergmann. Steve is also survived by siblings; Dr. David (Sandy) Wettach of Muscatine, Jeff (Barb) Wettach of Decorah, and Jody Wettach, Urbandale, along with brother-in-law, Paul Huser of Sac City. Additional survivors include numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Robert and Betty Wettach, and his sister, Leigh Ann (Wettach) Huser.  

The family requests memorials to Luther College, Midwest Old Threshers or Swedesburg Lutheran church in lieu of floral arrangements.

Visitation at the Olson-Powell Chapel will be Friday, February 2nd; from 1- 6pm with the family being present from 4-6pm. Funeral service will be at Swedesburg Lutheran Church Saturday, February 3rd, at 10am, with a luncheon following at the Swedesburg Lutheran Parish Hall.  A private burial will be held afterwards for the family. 

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Friday, February 2, 2024

1:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Swedesburg Evangelical Lutheran Church

1897 140th St, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641

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