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Hugh  Stevenson

March 6, 1917 — January 30, 2015

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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.
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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410 Poplar St, Scotland, SD 57059

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