Ivan Stegemann

Stegemann, Ivan E.

Ivan E. Stegemann, 94, of Las Cruces, NM, died July 16, 2014, in hospice care. He was born July 31, 1919, in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, son of the late William and Barbara (Schleger) Stegemann. He graduated from Washington High School, Two Rivers, with the class of 1937. Upon graduation, Ivan attended Business College at Manitowoc. He was an army veteran of WWII, being stationed in Europe and North Africa.

Ivan married the late Doretta (Mellas) Stegemann on December 1, 1945, residing in his hometown of Two Rivers, where he raised his family. He was employed briefly at Hamilton Industries, and thereafter, was a long-time employee of Eggers Industries, working as a billing clerk in the company office, and in the capacity of personnel manager during the 1960's. During his employment at Eggers, Ivan also served as treasurer of Eggers Employees Credit Union, and as first-aid person for factory employees. Ivan retired from Eggers Industries in 1981.

In 1985, Ivan married Cathy Jaklin, and resided at Two Rivers. In 1989, they relocated to Las Cruces, NM, to experience living in the arid, sunny Southwest. He is survived by his wife, Cathy Stegemann of Las Cruces, NM; children, Susan (Phil) Rohrer, of Two Rivers; William (Mary) Stegemann, of Manitowoc; and Gary (Barb) Stegemann, of Two Rivers; his step-children, Wendy Castagna, of Waukesha; David Jaklin, of Las Cruces, NM; and Scott Jaklin. He is further survived by five grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place at Las Cruces, NM, with the cremated remains being laid to rest at his hometown of Two Rivers, WI. A memorial service will be held at Mission Lutheran Church, Las Cruces, NM, on Monday, July 21, 2014.


Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on July 19, 2014