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Hal Stoen

OXFORD — Hal Stoen, 74, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He and his wife Penny had lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for approximately 40 years before moving to Oxford. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He began flying after leaving the Navy, getting his private pilot license in 1966. After years as a flight instructor, he became a corporate pilot; a position he held for 18 years. Following his aviation career, he worked as manager of the electrical department of a woodworking company. An author, he has written several books related to aviation and World War II transports.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Hedberg.

He is survived by his wife, Penny Stoen of Oxford; several extended family members, Geri Berg, Marlene Wright, Dewey Hibben and Dean Hibben; many nieces and nephews.

To view or sign an online guestbook, visit the tribute wall at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.