Zane Stigen

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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 8:42 pm

Zane passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019 at his son’s home in Dilworth, MN, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Zane Richard Stigen was born on July 6, 1928, the son of Richard and Pearl (Stanley) Stigen in Caledonia, ND. He grew up in this area and received his education here. Zane was united in marriage to Eleanor A. Rohman on November 30, 1947. 

Throughout the majority of their lives they lived in the Hillsboro area. Eleanor passed away on August 18, 2007. Zane has made his home at Kelleher Manor in Hillsboro for the past two years.

Zane is survived by his five children – Kathleen Ford of Moorhead, MN; Michael Stigen of Wilton Manors, FL; Richard (Nancy) Stigen of Dilworth, MN; Jane Loomis of Fargo, ND; and Julie Rust of Hillsboro, ND; his 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.  Also surviving are his brother, Daryll Stigen of Hillsboro, ND; and sisters – Betty Johnson of Moorhead, MN and Jean (Donovan) Wright of Mentor, MN.

Zane was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 59 years Eleanor; three brothers Deane, Bob and Lloyd; two sisters Shirley and Janice; and great-grandson, Leo Wilson.

VISITATION: one hour prior to the service in the church on Saturday

FUNERAL SERVICE: 1 PM Saturday, April 27, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Church in Hillsboro

BURIAL: Immanuel Cemetery near Hillsboro

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be given to Hospice of the Red River Valley whose compassionate care made Zane’s final days comfortable.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home in Hillsboro. To sign the online guestbook, please visit our website at

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