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Oct. 16, 1929—Dec. 30, 2017

Melba Vera Stiegemeier, 88, of Buhl, passed away December 30, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise, Idaho.

Melba was born October 16, 1929 in Buhl, Idaho to Walter H. and Sophia (Elting) Jagels. She met Keith Stiegemeier and they were married April 4, 1948. They lived in Twin Falls for several years. Melba worked at the Fidelity Bank for a number of years. In 1953, they returned to the family farm after the death of Melba’s father. Melba and Keith were blessed with two sons, Larry and Darryl. Keith passed away in 1983. Melba lived at the family farm home for the rest of her life.

Melba was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church. She was was baptized, confirmed and married in the Clover Trinity Lutheran Church.

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Melba is survived by her two sons, Larrry (Janie) Stiegemeier of Buhl, Darryl (Dana) Stiegemeier of Rathdrum, Id.; brother, Gene (Joan) Jagels of Twin Falls; nephews, Steven (Andrea) and Emamaline Jagels of Houston Tx., Dan Jagels of Nevada; Grandchildren, Dylan (Asa) and Louisa Stiegemeier, Austin Stiegemeier, Kayla (Cyrus) Maloney, Crystal (Jason) Annaliese, Emma, Cameron and Hattea Tverdy, Maribeth (Micah) Codee, Cooper, Carsten and Nathaniel Alexander.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Sophia Jagels and step-mother Frieda; husband Keith, brother-in-law Neil and an infant niece.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the Clover Trinity Lutheran Church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Farmer Funeral Chapel in Buhl.

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