|June 05, 1923 - June 09, 2013|
|Wall Lake, Iowa|
|Visitation: Tuesday, 5-7:00pm, June 11, 2013 at Farber & Otteman Funeral Home, Wall Lake, IA. |
|Funeral Service: Wednesday, 10:00am, June 12, 2013 at Peace Lutheran Church, Wall Lake, IA.|
|Interment: Following the service June 12, 2013 at Wall Lake Cemetery, Wall Lake, IA. |
|Jack Robert Stickrod, age 90, of Wall Lake, Iowa, passed away on June 9, 2013, at home. Jack was born June 5, 1923, near Wall Lake to Henry and Carrie (Wilken) Stickrod. He was baptized in 1923 and confirmed in 1939 at Peace Lutheran Church. He attended Levey #2 country school through 8th grade and graduated from Odebolt High School in 1940. After graduation, he worked with his father in the farming operation. |
|Jack was called into the U.S. Army in February 1946, serving time in Japan. He was discharged in 1947 and resumed farming with his father on the family Century Farm, raising purebred Shorthorn cattle and Chester White hogs. He played semi-pro baseball with the Lakes team in the late 1940’s.
|On June 5, 1950, he was married to Marjorie Hopkins at Peace Lutheran Church, Wall Lake. Three sons were born to this union: Dean, David, and Dan. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and enjoyed watching sports (especially baseball) on TV.
Jack was very involved in community affairs. He served as Levey township clerk from 1967 to 1996. He served on the Wall Lake School Board for 12 years, the Sac County ASCS committee, and on the Corn Belt Telephone board. He was active at Peace Lutheran Church, holding various offices, teaching Sunday School for 25 years, and singing in the church choir for over 60 years.
| Jack is survived by his wife, Marjorie of Wall Lake; three sons, Dean (Jane) Stickrod of Eldora, IA; David (Amy) Stickrod of Glenwood, IA; and Dan (Barbara) Stickrod of Odebolt, IA; grandchildren: Brian (Veronica) Stickrod of Spencer, IA; Jill (Spencer) Smith of Huxley, IA; Carrie Stickrod of Glenwood, IA; Christian Stickrod of Iowa City, IA; Brenda (Jamie) Schoneboom of Wall Lake, IA; Jeff (Lexsea) Stickrod of Bellevue, IA; Joel Stickrod (and fiancée Andrea Miller) of Nashville, TN; Jennifer Stickrod of Indianola, IA; John Stickrod of Wall Lake, IA; and Brent Stickrod of Odebolt, IA; great-grandchildren: Connor, Madison, and Hannah Stickrod; Chloe and Landon Smith; Preston Lester; Hudson Stickrod; and Mason and Christopher Schoneboom; one sister Ann (Dean) Einspahr of Appleton, WI; and one brother-in-law, Ross Hopkins of Grundy Center, IA; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. |
| Jack was preceded in death by parents Henry and Carrie Stickrod; brother Don (Mary Ann) Stickrod, and sister Ruth (Lyle) Gronemeyer.
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