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Rick "Bucko" Staggemeyer

December 10, 1951 - January 31, 2024

Rick "Bucko" Staggemeyer, 72, of Spring Grove, Minnesota, died Wednesday, January 31st at Mayo Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Rick was born December 10, 1951 in La Crosse, Wisconsin to Fremont and Marie (Dahle) Staggemeyer.  He graduated from the Caledonia High School.  He was a truck driver for 51 years for David Kirk Trucking, Caledonia Haulers, and Truss Specialties. He married Linda Meyer and were later divorced.  He was later married to Alice Schuttemeier for thirteen years until her passing.  For the last 23 years, has been with Verna Quandahl.  He was a member of the Eitzen Lions Club, former member of the Eitzen and Spring Grove Fire Departments, and a member of the Henrytown Lutheran Church.  He enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, playing cards, golfing, camping, and driving their Mustang.

Rick is survived by his fiancé Verna of Spring Grove; a brother Dean (Betty) of Eitzen; a niece Shelly (Mark) Tollefson; a nephew Chad (Teri); great nieces and nephews; step-sons John and Jim St. Mary; Verna’s children Robin (Dave) Bong, and Brian Quandahl (Patsy Folio); and Verna’s grandchildren DJ and Nicole Bong, Kori McCabe, and Jordan Quandahl; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Rick was preceded in death by his parents Fremont and Marie; his second wife, Alice; a niece Kelly Staggemeyer; an infant niece LaDawn Staggemeier; and Verna’s son, Jay, and granddaughter Rikki (Quandahl) McCabe.

 Funeral services will be 11 AM Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at the Henrytown Lutheran Church in rural Harmony.  Visitation will be 5-7 pm Tuesday, February 6 at the Henrytown Lutheran Church and one hour prior to services at the church.  Burial will be in the Trinity Cemetery in Spring Grove. 

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