LLOYD H. STEGEMAN

AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA

Lloyd H. Stegeman, of Mora, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018 at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center.  He was 98 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, September 21, 2018 at the Mora United Methodist Church with Rev. Rob Pesola officiating.

VISITATION will be from 5:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

INTERMENT will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

Lloyd Harold Stegeman, of Mora, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018 at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. He was 98 years old.

Lloyd was born on December 1, 1919 in Mora, Minnesota to parents Conrad and Ethel (Ulrich) Stegeman. He attended the Harding Country School through the 8th grade. On March 22, 1942, Lloyd entered the United States Army and served overseas in the European theater during WWII. Lloyd was a tank commander and part of the troops that landed on Utah Beach. He was awarded the Silver Star for his bravery in action, helping to save more than 2000 U.S. soldiers. Lloyd was later wounded near Schevenhutte, Germany and awarded the Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged on February 16, 1946. He returned home to Minnesota where he worked for the Mora Creamery for a year before beginning farming full-time.

Lloyd was united in marriage to June Katherine Kenely on June 16, 1945 on the Gordhammer farm in Mora. Following their marriage they made their home on the family farm where they lived until June’s death in March of 2005. Lloyd continued to live on the farm for a few more years until moving to Eastwood Senior Living in Mora in 2015. In 2016, Lloyd made a final move to the St. Cloud Veteran’s Medical Center where he spent his last years.

Lloyd loved to dance and play the accordion (that he acquired on the Utah Beach during his time in the service). He liked tending to a large garden and driving his tractor and doing field work. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and traveling with June and his family to Arizona and Branson. Lloyd was active with countless Army reunions across the country and was able to be a part of the Honor Flight in 2012. Lloyd loved family gathering and meeting up with the breakfast group at Hardee’s for biscuits & gravy and conversation. Lloyd will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

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

He is survived by his 7 children, Robin (Kazumi), Wade (Sally), Melanie (Bob) Halverson, Wendy (Dwight) Nelson, Lanny (Rhonda), Lynn (Karen), and Rhonda (Dale) Green; 19 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren; brother Vernon (Vickie) Stegeman; sister Clara Foust; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

8 guestbook entries for LLOYD H. STEGEMAN

  1. Marie Grundberg September 17, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

    My sincere sympathy. I will miss him on the 26th when I sing at the VA. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

    Marie Grundberg

  2. Kevin and Lori McAllister September 17, 2018 at 6:55 pm #

    It was an honor to have the chance to meet Lloyd at Korey and Sierra’s wedding! We absolutely loved hearing his stories and attics thru Korey and Sierra. We have a true gem of a man to follow in life’s crazy events. We definitely see where Sierra gets her spunkiness from!! RIP Lloyd, Kevin and Lori

  3. Linda (Clark) Walker September 17, 2018 at 8:02 pm #

    Uncle Lloyd will be missed, he and June were my second parents! He was a fun and entertaining man with soooo many wonderful stories. My love and prayers for my cousins and their famlies

  4. Becky Nieto September 17, 2018 at 8:06 pm #

    Wow, Melanie! I didn’t know he was a war hero. So happy he was able to make the honor flight. What a wonderful man!! ❤️Becky N

  5. Renee Capra September 17, 2018 at 8:54 pm #

    Sending hugs and prayers to all of the family. We loved visiting with Lloyd and listening to all his stories. Ernie spent many hours with him. Especially at Hardee’s. He loved my rice Krispy bars. If to much time went by in between treats. He would remind me. We so enjoyed his company. A special angel has entered heaven. You rest Lloyd. We will kiss you. Blessings to the family.

  6. Yuri Beckers September 19, 2018 at 2:35 am #

    Sending my condolences to the family here. I considered my dear friend Lloyd my “distant grandpa”. Not only that, I considered him a hero. Through my interest in World War II, we connected, and a friendship grew out of this with Lloyd and his wonderful family. Lloyd was part of a big force that helped to liberate Europe form the Occupation, resulting in my grandparent’s freedom, and ultimately, my own freedom. I will never forget this. I visited him in September 2015, and we talked for many hours. I loved listening to him, and he was on my mind every day. I always wondered how he was doing. To me, a Dutch man, he will always be a hero, a friend, and an inspiration. I will never forget him, and make sure he lives on through sharing his stories with many people. Lloyd my friend, enjoy your well deserved rest.
    I wish the family all the best and strength in these difficult days. Sending my love – Yuri

  7. Joyce Gmahl September 21, 2018 at 7:45 am #

    This is so sad! I am so glad I was able to visit him at the VA in August. I loved hearing the stories he told especially about being my grandparents hired man and all the stories about the neighbors to the Kubats. I wanted Lloyd to live forever to hear all the things he remembered about the “old days”. So many memories he had. Rest in peace Lloyd. You will be missed by many.

  8. Joyce Gmahl September 21, 2018 at 7:51 am #

    This is so sad. I was so glad I was able to visit Lloyd at the VA in August. I loved hearing all the stories he told about being a hired man to my grandparents and also stories about the neighbors to the Kubats in the “old days”. I wanted Lloyd to live forever to hear more stories about his days in the military. He will be dearly missed. RIP Lloyd.

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