Darwin Lee Steggall, 87, of Lancaster, Missouri passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021, at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.
The son of Maurice Anthony and Berniece Marion (Kunkle) Steggall, he was born on December 19, 1933, in Maynard, Iowa. He was a graduate of the Lancaster High School in Lancaster, Missouri.
On February 20, 1951, in LaPlata, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Barbara Jene Beeler and to this union three sons were born, James Robert, Michael Lee, and Mark Anthony.
“Jim” is survived by his four grandchildren, Tanya Newberry and husband, Dennis, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, Raven Weaver and husband, Josh, of Glenwood, Missouri, Michael Steggall and wife, Sandra, of Plattsburg, Missouri, and Amy Waller and husband, John, of St. Joseph, Missouri; 10 great grandchildren, Britian and Alyssa Newberry, Brody and Dally Weaver, Gannon, Brock, and Shay Steggall, Taylor, Lola, and Sophia Waller; he is survived by companion, Marilyn Steggall of 26 years, and her family; two daughters-in-law, Joy Steggall of St. Joseph, Missouri, and Jamasa Miskimins and husband, Rodney, of Centerville, Iowa; numerous nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Teresa Shaw and husband, Randy, of Lancaster, Missouri; other family members; and many good friends.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Barbara Jene Steggall on January 29, 1988; three sons, James Robert Steggall in infancy, Mike Steggall on August 20, 1988, and Mark Steggall on September 17, 2009; four sisters, Darlene LeVan, Leverle Atteberry, Mardell Kirby, and Betty Beeler and one brother, William Dale Steggall.
Jim attended the Schuyler County Church of Faith in Lancaster, Missouri, as long as his health permitted. He was also a member of the United Auto Workers Union with the International Harvester Company from which he retired in Moline, Illinois. Following Jim’s retirement, he enjoyed people and making them happy by delivering flowers and Meals on Wheels. He enjoyed mowing several yards in the Lancaster area, was an avid toy collector, and especially enjoyed watching the grandchildren, during their sporting events.