ROGER L. STEGEMAN

AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA

Roger Stegeman, of Mora, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora.  He was 88 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church in Mora.

VISITATION will be held from 5- 7 pm on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

INTERMENT will be in the Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie.

Roger Lyle Stegeman, of Mora, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora. He was 88 years old.

Roger was born on July 28, 1929 in Mora, Minnesota to parents Conrad and Ethel (Ulrich) Stegeman. He grew up on the family farm, attending country school in rural Mora. Roger’s first real job, aside from helping his parents’ farm, was setting pins at a local bowling alley. He began an almost 40 year career with Land o’ Lakes as a bulk milk hauler before moving into ice cream production at the plant. He worked his way up to warehouse foreman before retiring.

On February 19, 1950 Roger was united in marriage to Ramona Ruth Schultz at Ogilvie Lutheran Church. Roger and Ramona lived in Mora until the early 1960’s when they purchased a hobby farm west of Mora. For a number of years Roger kept 1 milking cow, 2 pigs, and 100 chickens on the farm. He always had a huge garden and apple trees to feed his family, but also enough to share with neighbors and friends in need. In 2013, after suffering a stroke, Roger moved to the St. Clare Living Community in Mora where he made many new friends and reconnected with some old longtime friends.

Roger loved to dance! He could take over the dance floor with his waltz and polka moves. He began dancing as a young man and continuing into his final days. Roger enjoyed fishing trips with his sons, watching and feeding the birds, putting together jigsaw puzzles, and taking long walks. Roger was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church and served in various capacities. He was also a member of the Ann Lake Sportsman club for many years. Roger will be remembered by all for his outgoing, generous, humble, and friendly nature, and for being able to make everyone laugh. He will be deeply missed.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ramona, grandson David, sisters, Hazel (Maurice Clark & William Brockman), Marion (Ralph) Williams, and Irene (Magnus) Risdahl, and sister-in-law June Stegeman, and brother-in-law Roy Foust.

He is survived by his children, Rick (Kathy), Doug (Lisa), and Dan; 9 grandchildren, Jeff, Brandi (Lance) Blanchet, Amanda Stegeman (Huy Doung), Melissa (Adam) Noreen, Mark (Trista), Christy (Kyle) Fletcher, Anthony (Brittany), Solie, and Emma; 15 great grandchildren; brothers Lloyd and Vernon (Vickie); sister Clara Foust; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

6 guestbook entries for ROGER L. STEGEMAN

  1. Marie Grundberg February 10, 2018 at 5:22 pm #

    My deepest sympathy and prayers for all family and friends! This is a sad time for all of you! Roger was very special today me and I will miss him greatly! !!

  2. Colleen Sinell February 11, 2018 at 6:46 pm #

    God be with you all at this time your Dad was a sweet man

  3. Les Schultz February 12, 2018 at 10:19 am #

    Roger was my dad’s best friend and best man at his wedding many years ago. They shared many laughs and fun times together. Finally they can laugh again and drink some coffee together in heaven. I will surely miss him. I was proud to call him my uncle.

  4. Dave & Shari Salmonson February 13, 2018 at 7:41 am #

    Sorry for your loss. He was a very special man. You are all in our thoughts & prayers. We are sad to miss his service, but are out of town currently. Hugs to you all. Remember the happy times with your dad and grandpa during your time of sorrow. Dave & Shari

  5. Duane Fowler February 13, 2018 at 8:23 pm #

    We were so saddened to hear of Roger’s passing, yet rejoice that he is at home with Christ. Roger had a gentle heart and joyous spirit. He consistently brought a smile to our faces with a humorous quip or loving words. We pray your family will know the comfort and peace of Christ during your time of grief. In Christ, Duane and Robbie Fowler

  6. Harlan and Lisa Gilbertson February 20, 2018 at 11:06 am #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by many. He was the welcoming committee at St.Clare’s and wanted everyone to feel comfortable. He is now at the receiving end of a warm and gentle welcome. May the good Lord be with you all.

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