Hugh Stevenson June 3, 1917 Goglin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hugh Stevenson family Jimmy D. Goglin, Funeral Director Cheyenne R. Schroeder, Funeral Assistant www.goglinfh.com January 30, 2015 IN LOVING MEMORY OF Hugh F. Stevenson 1917 ~2015 PRAYER SERVICE 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Goglin Funeral Home Scotland, South Dakota FUNERAL SERVICE 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2015 St. Paul Lutheran Church Scotland, South Dakota CLERGY Rev. David Ellis MUSIC Organist ~ Harriet Schaeffer Congregational Hymns “Amazing Grace” “How Great Thou Art” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” “Abide with Me” HONORARY CASKETBEARERS Douglas Burke Eldon Bjorum Rodney Burke Daniel Zelmer Mike Kappel George Holm Russell Ireland Justin Halverson Alan Mormon ACTIVE CASKETBEARERS Jim Sedlacek Jim Foley Dale Evenson Brad Koopman Ralph Holm Don Holm INTERMENT Rosehill Cemetery Scotland, South Dakota Graveside Military Rites by Paul Grosshuesch V.F.W. Post #2966 Joseph Vurm American Legion Post #155 and the South Dakota Army National Guard Military Funeral Honor Guard Hugh F. Stevenson was born on June 3, 1917 to Frank B. and Veola (Bardwell) Stevenson in Scotland, South Dakota. After graduating Scotland High School, Hugh attended University of Iowa and earned a B.S. Commerce degree in 1939. On October 5, 1942, Hugh enlisted in the United States Navy. He served during the heat of WWII in the South Pacific, he lived through the attack on Pearl Harbor and later from the deck of their battleship he witnessed the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima. Hugh was honorably discharged after serving 41 months and attaining the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade. Upon returning home to Scotland, he owned and operated Scotland Oil Co. servicing many of the local farmers. On January 8, 1961, Hugh was united in marriage to Dagny Holm Reiser at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Scotland. In July 1978, he sold the business to Jim Foley and retired. Hugh and Dagny were inseparable, truly enjoying their time together. They loved to travel in their Airstream and wintered in Texas for over 20 years. He also enjoyed fishing in his spare time. Hugh was a charter member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion. He also served 10 years on the Scotland City Council, 22 years as a member of the original Board of Directors of the Landmann-Jungman Hospital, elected twice to 3 year terms on the S.W. Independent Oil Men’s Association Board of Directors, and on the St. Paul Lutheran Church Council for many years. Hugh was a very kind, friendly man who many people will remember with a smile. Hugh passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton having attained the age of 97 years, 7 months, and 27 days. He is survived and remembered by his wife of 54 years, Dagny Stevenson of Scotland and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Veola Stevenson. Psalm 23 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
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