Deepest Sympathies to the family of Harold G. Stegemoller

Screen Shot 2015-08-25 at 1.51.57 PMHarold G. Stegemoller, 86, of Olean passed away at 8:55pm Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. He was born near Olean on December 14, 1928 the son of George and Laura Fisse Stegemoller. He was married to Virginia “Bea” Jones on November 23, 1957 and his wife of 57 years survives. Other survivors include two sons John (Malinda) Stegemoller of Canaan, and Brian (Marilyn) Stegemoller of Allen, Texas; one daughter Linda (Scott) Estes of LaGrange, Kentucky; 9 grandchildren along with Brayden and Ella Hurelbrink who considered Harold their grandpa, and 3 great-grandchildren; also his sister-in-law Ethel Stegemoller of Versailles.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Henry and Louis Stegemoller, his sisters Miriam Obendorf and Lucy Merritt, and his great-grandson Seth Stegemoller. Mr. Stegemoller attended the Friendship school and was a 1947 graduate of Cross Plains High School. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War where he served with Company A of the 41st Signal Battalion at Ft. Lewis, Washington. For his time in the service Harold received the National Defense Service Medal. He farmed his entire life and retired in 1998 after 37 years with Delta Faucet in Greensburg where he worked in maintenance. Harold had served several terms as Brown Township trustee and he was a lifetime member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 27th at 11am at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean with Pastor Curtis Black and Rev. Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and on Thursday from 10am until time of services at the church. Memorials may be given to the Friendship Fire Department, St. Paul building fund, or St. Paul Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

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