Advertising Rates
Contact us
Purchase a photo
Celebration Forms
Submit Event
Submit News
Site Search

Advanced Search
Search Sponsored

home : obituaries : obituaries Saturday, July 23, 2016

10/28/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Stanley Magnus Fagerland
Stanley Magnus Fagerland, 93, of Marshalltown passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 31, at Hope United Methodist Church in Marshalltown.

He was laid to rest in the Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Mound, Friday, Nov. 1.

The Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown was in charge of the arrangements.

Born April 1, 1920, in Calamus, he was the son of John and Gurine Stueland Fagerland. He graduated with Grand Mound High School's class of 1938. He attended Iowa State University for one year.

Stan served our country honorably from July 1945 until the next year.

He was united in marriage to Ruth Rock Sept. 23, 1941. She passed away August 18, 2003. Stanley was blessed with the love and companionship of Helen Berger, and the two were married and made their home in Marshalltown.

Stan was an active member of the community. He was a charter member of the Hope United Methodist Church (serving as treasurer), Central Iowa Underwriters, American Legion 50-year member, the Masonic Lodge, Marshalltown Evening Lions Club for over 35 years (serving all offices and president as well as recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship, Lion of the Year and the Warren Coleman Award), life member of the VFW, American Legion 40 & 8 (serving many offices) and enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs and doing crosswords.

Stan was very giving of his time as he was a volunteer at MMSC and Iowa River Hospice. He was employed by Farm Bureau, Mutual of Omaha and the U.S. Post Office for 19 years. At retirement, he began working for Hy-Vee.

Left to cherish his memory are Helen, his loving wife of nine years; his daughters, Sandy (Richard) Hickland of Salem, N.Y., and Susan (David) Carter of Runnells; his step-children: Duane (Shari) Berger of Lansing, Mich., and Cheryl (Rod) Musser of Des Moines; 11 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren; as well as his siblings, Signe Rock of Wheatland, Bob (Ida) Fagerland of Des Moines; sister-in-law, Evelyn Fagerland of Maquoketa; and many friends.

In death, he rejoined his beloved Ruthie, his parents and brother, Johnny.

Memorials may be directed to his family.

For condolences, please visit . Phone 641-844-1234.

Like us on facebook


The Observer • Founded in 1864
“Pledged but to truth, liberty, and law;
no favors win us and no fears shall awe.”

512 Seventh St., PO Box 49, DeWitt, IA 52742 • 563-659-3121
Copyright 2016, DeWitt Observer Publishing Co.
 Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved