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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.
Dagny and the entire Holm and extended families, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugh an you were such a close couple. It was very ironic that two very close couples had a spouse consecutively in the Goglin obits as we also lost my Aunt Fern on Jan 29. At 97 and 94, we have all been fortunate to enjoy their presence on earth for almost a century. I remember Uncle Morris telling me that when someone mentioned something that happened 100 years ago, he could almost remember the event. One of the photos was of that red 1958 Chevy parked on main street. That was the car Hugh had in my oldest memory of him. My memories of you go back further as we had businesses on the same block.
Del & Cheri Gran Feb 5 2015 4:02 PM
I have fond memories of Huey passing through by my office door almost every morning just to say Good Morning. He was such a nice man and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
David and Bunny Eberhardt Feb 4 2015 9:45 AM
We send our heartfelt sympathy at this time of loss. Prayers to all of his family.---Ferne&Marvin Baltzer
Marvin&Ferne Baltzer Feb 4 2015 9:00 AM
So sorry to hear about his passing such a very nice and kind man, will be praying for you, he is such a better place. Cherish the memories.
Rhonda Kocourek Feb 4 2015 5:59 AM
Dear Dagny, I will cherish the memories I have of serving coffee to Hugh many, many times at Randy Hosterman's Sportman Cage in Scotland. He was one of the nicest gentleman to wait on and loved to joke around. Scotland has a big hole in it now. Please know I am thinking of you and praying you find strength in knowing he is joking around with the Lord now. Clarita (Hollman) Varilek
Clarita (Hollman) Varilek Feb 3 2015 3:05 PM
Dear Dagny, We send you our deepest sympathy at the passing of Hugh. We will always remember his warm friendly smile every time we met him. May God surround you with his Love and grant you comfort as you celebrate the life of Hugh. Marvin and Agnes Thum
Marvin and Agnes Thum Feb 3 2015 10:52 AM
So sorry for your loss, Dagny. Will miss Hugh. So enjoyed visiting with him at the nursing home and have such great memories of both of you when we were in Texas. Sorry we can't be there for the funeral. Much sympathy to you.
Karen Stewart Feb 3 2015 10:08 AM
I was sorry to learn of Hugh's passing. They were such an important part of St. Paul's Lutheran Church when I was growing up. I always enjoyed seeing them when I came home for a visit. I also remember them as excellent customers on my paper route. They will be missed, but the Lord has some good help up there now. May the Lord comfort you today and in the days to come. Lillian (Rembold) Helms and family
Lillian (Rembold) Helms Feb 3 2015 10:03 AM