Charles Stagman

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Charles Stagman, 90, of Bagley, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in rural Lancaster.

He was born on Aug. 15, 1929, the son of Clarence and Mary (Levens) Stagman. On June 8, 1951, Charles was united in marriage to Helen Bean at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They made their home in Bagley for 42 years. Charles worked for Wyalusing Township, Tubbs & Marshall Excavating, and owned and operated his own logging and bulldozing business. In 1953, Charles and Dwayne Kramer implemented the first 4th of July celebration in Eastman. He was very active within the Bagley community. Charles served as the Bagley village president for 21 years, was a member of the Lions Club for nine years, was a volunteer for the Bagley Fire Department for 31 years. He also served as a Millville Township Board member for nine years. He enjoyed baseball, softball, mushroom and ginseng hunting, berry picking and picking up nuts to crack in the winter. Charles’ favorite hobby was deer hunting, which he participated in up to 90 years of age. He dearly loved spending time with his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his children, Gregory (Tami) Stagman; Gale (Sparky) Gardner; grandchildren, Zachary (fiancée Lynelle Hinkley) Stagman, Lacey Newman, Matthew (Kassey) Stagman, Kyle (Jennafer) Johnston, Katrina (Darren) Baxter, Cody (Cait) Gardner, and Tyler (Kim) Gardner; great-grandchildren, Ava and Brynn Newman, Harrison and Sloan Johnston, Jakson and Teagan Gardner; step-siblings, Arthur (Marilyn) and Ronald (Diane) Pitzer and Burnita (John) Johnson Gokey; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and his stepfather, Jay Pitzer, Charles was preceded in death by a son, Gary in 2009, his wife, Helen in 2015; brothers, Gene and Clarence Stagman, Jr.; step-siblings, Robert, Jim and Wesley Pitzer.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home and Crematory, in Bloomington, is entrusted with his care.

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