Glen V. Stedman

FAIRMONT – Memorial services for Glen V. Stedman, 85, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel in Fairmont with military honors provided by the Lee C. Prentice American Legion Post 36 and Martin County VFW Post 1222. Inurnment will be at a later date in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

Glen passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 29, 2013, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth, Minn. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Lakeview Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to the services Friday at Lakeview Funeral Home.

Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Glen Vernon Stedman was born Jan. 19, 1928, in Stacyville, Iowa, the son of William and Clara (Young) Stedman. Glen enlisted in the U.S. Army on Dec. 6, 1950. He achieved the rank of Corporal (T) and earned an honorable discharge on Sept. 21, 1952. On Jan. 1, 1954, Glen was united in marriage to Sylvia Sager at Bethel Evangelical Free Church in Fairmont. This union was blessed with five children:?Cherise, Susan, James, Bernita and David. The couple resided in Fairmont where Glen worked as a carpenter for Walt Marquart. He later worked at Railway Motors until his retirement. Glen and Sylvia shared 59 years together. Glen was a member of Bethel Evangelical Free Church in Fairmont. He also held a life membership in the Martin County VFW Post 1222.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sylvia Stedman of Fairmont, Minn.; children, Cherise Shimmel and her husband, John, of Fairmont, Minn., Susan Albers and her husband, Mark, of Fairmont, Minn., James Stedman and his wife, Bonnie, of Delavan, Minn., Bernita Hansen and her husband, Jack, of Racine, Wis., and David Stedman of Fairmont, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Tom, Kyle, Jessica, Amanda, Cody, Cassidy and Dylan; five step-grandchildren, Stacy, George, Jim, Jerry and Jenine; three great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry Stedman of Cedar Creek, Texas; and many other relatives and friends.

Along with his parents, William and Clara Stedman, Glen was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edwin and Elsie Sager; grandson, Eric Stedman; and brother, Wayne Stedman.