THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Richard E. Stenberg
Richard Dick E. Stenberg, 83, of Beaver Dam, passed away Saturday morning, Oct. 19 at Hillside Manor there.
Born Sept. 1, 1930 in Watertown to Martin A. and Annabelle (Soule) Stenberg, he resided in Wisconsin all his life, other than the time he spent serving in the United States Marine Corps, including time in Korea. His loyalty never faded, and he lived the motto Once a Marine, always a Marine, befriending every Marine Corps brother he met.
He was known in the community for his sense of humor and willingness to lend a hand where needed. He enjoyed the outdoors through his annual camping trips over the years at Camp Douglas and Lake of the Woods and his trips were highlighted by teaching his grandchildren how to fish, which they enjoyed.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Sharon; five step-children, Cynthia (Mark) Owen, of Chicago, Diana (David) Ziegler, of Seymour, Robert Lund, of Marinette, Susan Lund, of St. Cloud, Minn. and Jeffrey Lund, of Franklin; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Jon Stenberg and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Frances Stenberg; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bessie and Harold Frank and Marion and Vern Frank; a step-son, David Lund and a grandson, Jason Lund.
A Memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam beginning at 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at noon. Inurnment will be held at Beloit City Cemetery at a later date.
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