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Richard Dean Stedman, age 76, of Langston, passed away Monday evening, November 19, 2012 at Metron of Greenville. The son of Carol Richard & Frances Adelia (McDiarmid) Stedman, he was born on April 25, 1936 in Lake Odessa and grew up in the Gowen area.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Richard served following the Korean War and then worked at the former Gibson Refrigerator Company where he retired as a hi-lo driver. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was a skilled woodworker. On June 29, 1990 he married the former Margaret W. Wiggins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Eileen Lowry on Nov. 15, 1993, and Phyllis Ann Roger on Feb. 7, 2012. Surviving are his devoted wife, Margaret Stedman of Langston; a brother, Darrell Lee Stedman; and many nieces, nephews, and special friends.

Visitation is Monday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon. Pastor Tom Bush of Langston Church will officiate and burial, with full military honors, will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery near Battle Creek.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Richard’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is entrusted with the arrangements.


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  1. Anonymous on November 19, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Posted by: Frank & Lu Underhill
    Richard “Red” will always be remembered.

    Posted by: Bonny Dotson

    Dear Aunt Margret’ I’m so sorry I couldn,t be there today. I know Uncle Dick is in a good place,vistiting now with Mom and everyone.Please know you are in our prayers and thoughts.I love you Bonny

    Posted by: Evelyn

    Dear Cousin Margaret,
    We are sorry to hear the loss of your husband, Richard.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Evelyn and Terry Merren


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