Donald L Stebens
Donald Leonard Stebens, 60, of Arkansas City, died Tuesday (November 5, 2019) at his residence. A family prepared Celebration of Life Gathering is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday (November 17, 2019) at the Grandview United Methodist Church (9938 322nd Rd) Arkansas City, Kansas.
Cremation has been effected.
Donald was born August 7, 1959, in Ponca City, Oklahoma, to Leonard and Betty Jo (Garrison) Stebens. He was reared and educated in Stillwater graduating from C.E. Donart High School (Stillwater High School) Stillwater, Oklahoma, in 1977. Donald served in the United States Navy from 1977 to 1983. He served as cook/chief cook on board the USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) and USS Constellation (CV-64).
After serving in the United States Navy he returned to Stillwater, briefly, before moving to Arkansas City. He worked at John Morrell Meats, attended Cowley County Community College and then worked at Galaxie Tool. He later went to work and was presently employed with Calmar/Silgan Dispensing Systems of Winfield.
He married Rickie Lynn Trenary on October 22, 1994, at the Grandview United Methodist Church, of Arkansas City. The couple made their home locally.
Donald enjoyed cooking alongside his wife, spending time with his family and watching television, especially episodes of M.A.S.H.
Survivors include his wife Rickie of the home; daughters Bridgett and husband Jeff McDonald of Wellington, Tammy and husband Mark Hutchison of Arkansas City; sisters Debbie Wells of Arkansas City, Carla and husband Bryan Cowans; brothers (Don's twin) Ronald and wife Shelly Stebens, Rocky and wife Jodi Stebens all of Stillwater; five grandchildren Jessica Davis, Haylee and husband Patrick Campbell, Cody Hutchison, Caitlin McDonald, and Jacob McDonald and three great-grandchildren Chloe Townsend, Jared Moore and Aria Lynn McDonald; and many other relatives, friends and his Carapoo "baby" puppy, Ginger.
He was preceded in death by his parents, several aunts and uncles including his aunt Frances VanHoesen of Ponca City who shared in his journey with cancer.
The family suggests a memorial to the Relay for Life of Winfield. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Arrangements are being made through the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home and Crematory of Arkansas City. Online condolences may be made at
Published on November 8, 2019


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Martin & Ronda Martinez
Nov 09, 2019
He was a wonderful man and a great neighbor. He will be missed. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Sending our love.