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Sept. 24, 1956 – Dec. 17, 2022
Steve HAglund obit pic

Steve Haglund was born in Modesto CA to Don and Joann Haglund on September 24, 1956 and passed away at home on December 17, 2022. Steve lived in Modesto on the ranch he was brought home from the hospital to, his entire life. He graduated from Ceres High School in 1974 where he was very active in 4-H and FFA. He loved to show beef cattle and won many awards including the American Farmer Degree. He also loved to hunt and fish. He went to Colorado and Alaska several times and especially loved the annual Kennedy Meadows opening day of deer season trip with all his friends and his sons when they got old enough. There were even a few couples pack trips too. After graduation Steve wanted to start his own cow/calf herd. Before even getting married he rented some irrigated pasture and got his own loan to do just that. He continued this till his last day. His father and grandfather were in the livestock auction business and in the late ‘70s he went to auctioneer school and joined his Dad in the business. After his Dad’s death in 1998 he took over running Farmers Livestock Market in Modesto and in 2007 the business was moved to Oakdale.

Steve will be deeply missed by both family and friends. He married his high school sweetheart Jennifer (Sanders) Haglund in 1981 and they had two sons, Clinton (Stephanie) and Easton (Jillian). He also adored his grandchildren Kendyll, Cash, Paige, Drew, Emily and Weslie. They all loved to come to Grandma and Grandpa's to run around the ranch and ride horses and quads with him. He also left his sister Sheri (Dave) Linhares, nephew Dylan Linhares and niece Merisha Torrano along with brother-in-law Jeff Sanders.

A funeral service and luncheon for Steve will be held Saturday, January 14, 2023 at FES Oakdale, 140 North Lee, Oakdale, CA 95361 at 12 noon.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Westport Firefighters Assoc., 5160 S. Carpenter Road, Modesto, CA 95358, your favorite 4-H club or FES Oakdale.

The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader

The Riverbank (Calif.) News

Jan. 11, 2023