LeRoy Stagg

LeRoy ‘Midge’ V. Stagg, age 85 of Hudson, WI died December 31, 2011 at the Veteran’s Home of Minneapolis, MN. Midge was born December 14, 1926 in Bemidji, MN; the son of Roy & Louise (Sunde) Stagg. He grew up and graduated from High School in Bemidji. Upon graduation, LeRoy worked for the MN State Highway Department. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and Army and was honorably discharged in 1952. After serving his country, he returned to his job at the Highway Department. He was united in marriage to Darlene Oswald in 1955 at the First Lutheran Church of Bemidji. In 1959, he began work at the U.S. Post Office in Bemidji, first as a clerk and later as rural mail carrier; later retiring in January 1987. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Bemidji. LeRoy enjoyed gardening, fishing, curling and spending time with his family; especially his grandchildren.

In 2006, LeRoy and Darlene moved to Hudson to be near their children. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. In 2010, he moved to the Presbyterian Home of Arden Hills and then the Veterans Home of Minneapolis where he lived until his death.

He is survived by his loving wife, Darlene; two sons, Mark (Susan) of Cottage Grove and Tim (Jody) of Hudson, WI; daughter, LeaAnn Stagg of Afton, MN; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and two brothers, Dan of Spring Lake Park and Lowell of LeSueur. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Leon and sister, Glada Berg.

A Celebration of LeRoy’s Life will be held 12:00 Noon Saturday, January 7, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church, 1901 Vine Street, Hudson, WI with Pastor Brian Ferguson from Mt. Zion Lutheran Church officiating. Family and Friends may gather 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association. Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson. 715-386-3725

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