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home : obituaries : obituaries Friday, October 20, 2017

5/14/2017 Email this articlePrint this article 
LeRoy Stampe
LeRoy Stampe, 104, of Maquoketa, passed away Sunday morning, May 14, 2017, at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa.

A celebration of LeRoy's life will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held before the funeral beginning at 9:30 a.m. until service time. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in DeWitt. Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

LeRoy Stampe was born on a farm in Clinton County on Nov. 25, 1912, to Peter Johannas and Fredericka Sophia Hanssen Stampe. He was a graduate of Preston High School and had attended business college in Clinton. He married Helen A. Christiansen on Dec. 10, 1939, in Preston. She preceded him in death May 2, 2015.

LeRoy first had a grocery store in Preston and then in DeWitt until selling it in 1946.  He farmed in the Elvira area for a year before he moved back to DeWitt, where he sold farm equipment for Charlie Rasmussen until moving to a farm west of Bliedorn in 1948. He then went to Grand Mound, where he bought a grocery store in 1949. From 1950 to 1954, he operated a farm north of Calamus and then farmed in the Elwood area until 1958. He moved to Welton, where he farmed and was a district sales manager for Trojan Seed Co. until he moved to Maquoketa in 1973. He continued to sell seed corn until he retired in 1980.  He moved to Clover Ridge Place in 2011.

LeRoy was a member of First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa and Toastmasters in DeWitt, and he was a Mason. 

Those left to honor LeRoy's memory include two children, Alan (Carolyn) Stampe of Wallace, North Carolina, and Jane (Susan Cremer) Stampe of Edwards, Colorado; a son-in-law, David Hoeppner of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; six brothers, Herbert, Adolph, Fred, Peter, Virtus, and Marvin; two sisters, Louise Black and Gladys Martin; and a daughter, Sandra Hoeppner.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a LeRoy Stampe memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left at CarsonAndSon.com


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