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Grace L. Stigman May 26, 1925 - March 13, 2018

March 14, 2018
Estherville News

Funeral services for Grace L. Stigman, 92, of Estherville, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with Pastor Joel Jorgenson officiating. Interment will be at East Side Cemetery, Estherville. Grace departed this life on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society, in Estherville.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Friday at the funeral chapel in Estherville.

Grace L. (Lewis) Stigman, the daughter of Harry and Lois (Dresback) Lewis was born May 26, 1925, in Bayard, Iowa.

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She received her education in the Bayard and Graettinger schools.

On June 26, 1952, Grace was united in marriage to Lester Stigman in Fairmont, Minnesota. Grace was a stay-at-home mom to their three daughters and when the girls got older, she started working at the VFW. Lester passed away March 31, 1978.

For hobbies, she enjoyed bowling, playing cards, bingo and coffee with friends. She bowled league from 1960-1990, accumulating many bowling trophies which she later donated to ECHO to refurbish and use again. Some of her favorite card games to play with family and friends were pinochle, 500, UNO and cribbage. Grace enjoyed going to the Wild Rose Casino with her daughters, Connie and Deb. She was extremely active in the VFW Auxiliary for many years.

Left to cherish Grace's memory are her children, Connie Kanes-Cosler of Greenfield; Gloria Faulkner of Greenfield and Debra Ingvall of Estherville; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandsons.

Preceding Grace in death are her parents; husband; brothers, Gerald and Harold; sister, Ada Fern Herke and son-in-law, Fred Cosler.



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