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.