Lester Theodore Stigman 1915-1978
STIGMAN, LEWIS, KANES, FAULKNEW, INGVALL, KINNETZ
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/25/2012 at 16:21:06
Estherville – Lester Theodore Stigman, 62, Estherville, died Friday night at his home.
Mr. Stigman was found dead in his bed Monday morning, after his employer reported to the Estherville Police Department that he had not shown up for work that morning. Cause of death was attributed to a coronary occlusion.
Services for Mr. Stigman will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Henry and Olson Funeral Home, Estherville, with the Rev. James Harmon officiating. Interment will be in East Side Cemetery. Military services will be conducted by the Estherville Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.
Mr. Stigman was born June 26, 1915, at Fenton, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Stigman. He received his education in rural schools in the Fenton area.
He was married to Grace Lewis June 26, 1952, at Fairmont. Mr. Stigman farmed in the Emmetsburg area until World War II, when he served in the Philippine Islands with the 165th Field Artillery Battalion of the U.S. Army. Following military duty, he worked for Fagre Construction Company for 30 years.
Mr. Stigman was a life member of the Estherville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3388.
He is survived by his wife, Grace, Estherville; three daughters, Sp5 Connie K. Kanes, Des Moines, Mrs. Robert (Gloria) Faulknew, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Michael (Debbie) Ingvall, Spencer, six grandchildren; one brother, Victor Stigman, Santa Ana, Calif.; and one sister, Mrs. Rozella Kinnetz, Emmetsburg. He was preceded in death by his parents. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, April 4, 1978)
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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