Walter Steven “Steve” Bragg, 79 of Litchfield, passed away December 4, 2021, at Meeker Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held January 8, 2022, at the Litchfield United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Kerr officiating. The service is at 2 PM with visitation one hour prior.
Steve was born October 17, 1942, in Jackson, Ohio, the eldest son of Robert F. and Reba Ruth (Gilliland) Bragg Sr.
Steve joined the Army in March of 1963. There he spent 22 years in the service to his country. He was stationed at Ft. Snelling Minneapolis, MN where he met Diane Pherigo, daughter of Alfred and Myrtle (Thompson) Pherigo. They married on November 7, 1965. They shared 56 years of marriage and were blessed with two sons, Michael and David.
Steve was a member of the American Legion Post 104, Litchfield, life member of the VFW Jackson, Ohio, and a member of the Litchfield United Methodist Church.
Steve is survived by his wife Diane of Litchfield; son Michael of Litchfield; step-daughter Ann (Bryan) Edwards of Vinton, IA; legal ward David Sober of Waycross, GA; brothers: Robert “Bob” (Yoshiko) Bragg Jr. of Jackson, OH, Thomas “Tom” (Kathy) Bragg of Jackson, OH; sister-in-law Mary Bragg of Delaware, OH; brother-in-law Harold (Sandra) Pherigo of St. Cloud, MN; sister-in-law Arlene (Alex) Howanski of Litchfield; twelve grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son David, brother Gary Bragg, and great-grandson Michael Brown III.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to your favorite charity.