Stig H. Antonson
Stig H. Antonson, 89, of Lakeside, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in his home surrounded by his loved ones. Stig was born Oct. 2, 1924, in Dahlsing, Sweden, to Ivan and Helga Antonson and they came to Duluth when Stig was a toddler. He served on a hospital ship as a corpsman during WW II. Stig worked for US Steel for many years and started his security career with Midwest Patrol and retired as head of security for St. Luke’s hospital. After retiring, Stig volunteered at St. Luke’s for 17 years.
Stig was a member of the American Legion; he loved to golf, watch the Duluth Dukes and Duluth Huskies and watch football and baseball. Stig married Jane Pero on Sept. 6, 1985, and their love showed right to the end.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan and Helga, and his brother, Roy.
Stig is survived by his wife, Jane; children, Stan, Tom (Marguerite), Greg, Kathy, Wanda (Dan) Hinrichs and Bryan; stepdaughter, Sharrie Behl; brothers, Boe (Joanie), Roger (Ella) and Bruce (Kathy); sister, Lorraine Wisneiwski; grandchildren, Tony, Ann, Tanya, Shane, Robert, Vanessa, Chris, Justin and Robin; 11 great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Stig will be greatly missed.
The family would like to thank the St. Luke’s hospice and home care nurses for their loving care of Stig.
Visitation: Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. in the Dougherty Funeral Home. Visitation will continue Wednesday from 10 a.m. to the 11 a.m. service at Mount Olive English Lutheran Church, 2012 E. Superior St., Duluth. Military honors accorded by the Duluth Honor Guard to follow. Burial at Sunrise Memorial Park. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home,
600 E 2nd St. Duluth. (218) 727-3555.