Stanley Stover, 1933-2017

Published 8:25 am Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Stanley S. Stover, 83, of Albert Lea, formerly of Lake Mills, Iowa, died on Sunday, April 2, 2017, after a four-year-long battle with multiple myeloma at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea.

Stanley Stover

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. April 22 at Salem Lutheran Church, 401 S. Lake St., Lake Mills. The Rev. Joel Guttormson will officiate. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Inurnment will take place at Salem Memorial Cemetery, in Lake Mills, with military honors performed by Lake Mills Otto/Chose American Legion Post No. 235. Services are being trusted to Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 E. Main St. in Lake Mills.

Stanley Sherman Stover was born April 21, 1933, in Ashton, South Dakota, the son of Grover Cleveland and Genevieve (Gardalen) Stover.  He graduated from Thompson High School in 1951. He was a four-sport athlete and won the contest for naming the new baseball diamond giving it the name Cubs Field. He later attended Iowa State University.

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He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.

On Jan. 17, 1959, he was united in marriage to Judy Johnson at United Methodist Church in Wells. Together, they farmed and raised their family in the Leland, Iowa, area.

After retiring from farming, Stanley worked for several years at Metal Culverts in Albert Lea as a welder. He was an active member of Salem Lutheran Church, Lake Mills Lions Club, Leland Veterans of Foreign Wars, Winnebago County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, Lake Mills Elevator Board and was a 4-H leader. He enjoyed many fishing trips, flying with his son, Randy, and visiting with his coffee buddies.

He is survived by his loving wife, Judy Stover, of Albert Lea; sons, Randy Stover of Tokyo, Japan and Rick (Angie) Stover of Story City, Iowa; and daughter, Sandy (Bob) Hanna of Geneva; grandchildren Becky (James) Reams of Erlanger, Kentucky, James Stover of Florence, Kentucky, Nick Stover of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Amanda Hanna of St. Louis Park and Spencer Hanna of Geneva; great-grandson, Jameson Reams, of Erlanger, Kentucky; brother, Loren (Hilma) Stover, of Bluff Springs, Illinois; along with several cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Stanley was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Steph Hanna; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Robert (Buzzy) and Anita Johnson; and mother-in-law and father-in-law Kay and Harvey Matson.