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Delbert A. Stegman

Mr. Delbert Stegman of Okawville, IL departed this life at his residence surrounded by his family, on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 10:40 A.M. He had attained the age of 82 years, 9 months, and 27 days.

Delbert was born in Shiloh Hill, IL on January 14, 1939 the son of Edwin P. and Ella (nee Hoops) Stegman. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Schuetz in the Olive Branch Lutheran Church in Okawville on September 26, 1964 and she survives his passing.

Mr. Stegman served in the United States Army and was stationed in Korea while serving with Company B 720th Military Police out of Fort Hood, TX, having attained the rank of Corporal. While serving in the Army, he earned Sharpshooter Ribbons in rifle, pistol, and carbine. He worked as a tool and die setter at Bussman Fuse/Cooper Industries in Ellisville, MO for 42 years until failing eyesight forced his retirement. He was a faithful member of the Olive Branch Lutheran Church in Okawville. Delbert was an avid outdoorsman and loved spending time in the outdoors hunting, fishing, and camping. He was a former member of the Washington County Sportsmen’s Club and the Elkhorn Hunting and Fishing Club. Delbert especially cherished time spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Mary Ann Stegman of Okawville; three children, Bonnie Becker and husband Paul of Macon, MO, Edwin “Buddy” Stegman and wife Becky of Addieville, IL, and Kevin Stegman and special friend Beverly Jansen of Breese, IL; a sister, Dorothy Roethlisberger of Aviston, IL; two brothers, Orville Stegman and wife Phyllis of Addieville, IL and Paul Stegman and wife Mary Elise of Nashville, IL; four grandchildren, Stephanie Hettinger and husband Gabe, Suzanne Lee and husband Marc, Maggie Grimes and husband Noah, and Kimberly Stegman; five great grandchildren, Adrik, Marek, Amara, Ellette, and Rowan; several nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Kyle Becker; a sister, Erna Gramenz and her husband Clarence; and a brother-in-law, Frederick Roethlisberger.  

Funeral services were held from the Olive Branch Lutheran Church in rural Okawville on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 12 P.M. with Pastor Roger Drinnon officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Military graveside rites were accorded by American Legion Post 233 of Okawville.

Friends called at the Campagna Funeral Home in Okawville on Sunday from 5 P.M. until 8 P.M. and then at the church on Monday from 11 A.M. until the time of the service. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Residential Hospice and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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