John Stedman passed away peacefully at his home in Pleasant Hill surrounded by family. He was 89. John is survived by his wife of 59 years Ruth; daughters and son-in-law Teresa Stedman and Mona and Jon Hardisty; grandsons Alex Williams and Tyler Metteer; brothers and sisters-in-law Ken and Peggy Stedman and Robert and Carol Stedman; and several nieces and nephews. Born the fourth of six sons in Dayton, Wash., John served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict prior to earning a degree at Washington State University in Pullman. He continued his studies . . .