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.