Condolence & Memory Journal

THANKS EVERYONE FOR SIGNING MY GRANDFATHERS GUESTBOOK HE WAS THE BEST MAN AROUND. AUNT JANE THANK YOU AND ITS NEVER TO LATE TO GET TO KNOW US.HE WAS OUR FAMILY AND YOU WERE APART OF HIM LIKE WE WERE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AT I miss you so dearly I truly do you were the best man i ever knew..thanks for being the best grandfather you grandpa. theres somedays i wake up and have nobody to talk to like you used to eat breakfast and talk to me i wish you didnt leave me grandpa i wish you were here. with your smile on your bright face.

Posted by Bobbi Bennett - Milwaukee, WI   July 05, 2012

I was saddened to hear of John's passing. Except for the year that John spent with our family in Sturgeon Bay when he was about 7 or 8 years old (I think about 1945), I had little contact with him over the years. However, my memories of those times are quite pleasant. Of course, there were the several years when we were young that the Sturgeon Bay Stedmans would make the annual trek down to Madison for the family Thanksgiving get together, always a lot of fun and always exhausting. After that period, I think the next time I saw John was at Uncle John's services. We had a very nice chat, as he brought me up to date on the family. I was glad to read from Jane's note that John had an "adopted" family-having family can make life so much more meaningful. My condolences to Pete, Sarah and Jane and to John's family.

Posted by Bob Stedman - Corona del Mar, CA   May 16, 2010

To Bev and family: I am grateful that Johnny had his loving family in Milwaukee. I wish I'd known more of that side of him. To me, he was the big brother I never really got to know. I know he had a kind heart. He spoke of his family in Milwaukee with such pride and love. Thank you all for being there with him through all of these years!

Posted by Jane Stedman - North Freedom, WI - sister   May 06, 2010

Very sorry to hear of John's passing.

Posted by Karl - Cincinnati, OH - friend   May 06, 2010