In memory of

Marge Stickrod

May 17, 1929 - August 3, 2020
Marge Stickrod

Marge Stickrod

Born: May 17, 1929
Died: August 3, 2020
Age: 91
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   Marjorie “Marge” Stickrod, age 91 of Wall Lake, IA, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020, at Twilight Acres Nursing Home in Wall Lake, IA. Marjorie Alice Stickrod was born on May 17, 1929, to parents Roscoe C. and Charlotte (Clothier) Hopkins in Odebolt, IA.  She grew up in Wall Lake where she was baptized at the United Methodist Church in 1929.  Marge attended grade school and high school in Wall Lake.  While attending Wall Lake High School, Marge played basketball and graduated with the class of 1947.  After graduation, Marge continued her education at Iowa State University. 

   On June 5, 1950, Marge was united in marriage to Jack Stickrod at the Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake.  This marriage was blessed with three sons: Dean, Dave and Dan.  Marge and Jack raised their family in Wall Lake where she took care of her family as a homemaker.  She enjoyed baking, cooking and providing lunches for Jack, the boys and neighbors on the farm.  Marge was the type of person who could never sit still and was always serving others and her community.  She volunteered to work at the Blood Mobile when it came to town, served at Twilight Acres Nursing Home, served for Wall Lake Historical Society and the Andy Williams House, and was a regular for morning coffee at Doc’s Place. Marge was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church, participating in the choir, altar guild, ladies aid and she served lunch and baked cookies for Bible School.      

   Marge had many hobbies and interests. She liked to do yard work, go golfing, read, play bridge, and do crossword and jigsaw puzzles.  She was a sports lover and liked watching the Iowa State Cyclones and the Green Bay Packers.  Her favorite activities of all to watch  were those in which her grandchildren were involved.  She adored all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was able to make many special memories with them. Thanksgiving, Christmas and summer picnics were very special to her.  Her daughters-in-law and granddaughters swear she had a secret recipe for white cake, chocolate chip cookies and potato salad because no matter how hard they try, they can never make them like Marge could!  Marge leaves behind a legacy of great deeds and works that will not be forgotten.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

   Those left to cherish her memory include her sons: Dean (Jane) Stickrod of Ames, IA, Dave (Amy) Stickrod of Glenwood, IA, and Dan (Barb) Stickrod of Odebolt, IA; grandchildren: Jill (Spencer) Smith of Huxley, IA, Jeff (Lexsea) Stickrod of Bellevue, IA, Joel Stickrod of Nashville, TN, Carrie Beth Stickrod of Omaha, NE, Christian Stickrod of Marshalltown, IA, John Stickrod of Sac City, IA, Brian (Veronica) Stickrod of Spencer, IA, Brenda (Jamie) Schoneboom of Wall Lake, IA, Jennifer Stickrod of Roselle, IA, and Brent Stickrod (fiancé Amanda Gustafson) of Waukee, IA; 14 great-grandchildren: Connor, Madison and Hannah Stickrod, Mason, Christopher and Alex Schoneboom, Preston Lester, Chloe, Landon, Breven and Griffin Smith, Hudson, Jackson and Adelyn Stickrod; brother Ross Hopkins of Wall Lake, IA; many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. 

   Marge was preceded in death by her parents R.C. and Lottie Clothier Hopkins and husband Jack Stickrod.


Tribute Video
Private Family Service (Live Streamed and Recorded)
1:30 p.m., Friday
August 7, 2020
Peace Lutheran Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
Rev. Roger Carlisle
Public Visitation
5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Thursday
August 6, 2020
Peace Lutheran Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa


Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 9:44 AM
“We were glad to get to know Marge when we retired back to Lake View. Jim had known her husband when they were 4-Hers years ago. Lois golfed with Marge. She will be missed by many. ”
- Jim and Lois Manuel Long
Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 3:07 PM
“I'm so sorry to hear about Marge's passing, my condolences to the whole family. especially Dave and Amy it's through you that I got to know Marge and she was always very kind and friendly to me, I'm sure she will be missed by the entire wall Lake community immensely,may she rest in peace Mark🙏
- Mark Gerleman
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 1:24 PM
“So sorry for your loss and deepest sympathy. Marge was always so friendly and her smile was contagious. ”
- Rob and Marsha Bornhorst
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 1:24 PM
“My sympathies to your family. I have great memories of Marge and Jack at church. May she rest in peace.”
- Janene Herrig Mickel
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11:43 AM
“Keeping all the Stickrods in my prayers.
I have such fond memories of visiting the farm(s) with Gramma Chris & Grampa Art, family reunions at Stone Park, and catching up with Marge and Jack at wrestling tournaments.
Now they are all together playing pitch, pinocle, or bridge and watching over all of us.
God Bless.”
- Chris Youngblade Schmidt
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11:43 AM
“So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and grandmother!! It is always so hard to give uo those we hold so close to our hearts! keeping you all in thoughts and prayers!With love ,MrsFlint”
- Veda F Flint
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