Hager Stidham, 50

Hager Dale Stidham, age 50, of Sturgis, passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at his home.

Hager was born Aug. 27, 1964, in Martin, Ky., a son to the late Russell M. and Birdie (Shepherd) Stidham.

On Feb. 25, 1985, he married Ann E. Milliman in Clintwood, Va. She preceded him in death on May 24, 1997.

Hager had lived in the Sturgis area most of his life and had worked for Coachman Industries in Middlebury, Ind., Media Comm. of FortWayne, Ind., and as a mechanical technician in Cadillac, Mich. and Elkhart, Ind.

He enjoyed camping, traveling, motorcycling, and gardening.

He is survived by four brothers, Harvey (Karen) Stidham of Howe, Ind., Victor Stidham of Prestonsburg, Ky., Donald Stidham of Howe Ind., and Steve A. (Amy Sue) Stidham of Howe, Ind.; his girlfriend, Linda Hagen of Sturgis, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three children, Amanda, Mathew and Kristi in 1989.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at the Schipper Funeral Home LTD. in Colon.

A graveside funeral service and burial will be Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Burr Oak Township Cemetery in Burr Oak, Mich. If desired, memorials may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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