LeRoy Stampe, 104, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Sunday morning, May 14, 2017, at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa, Iowa.
A celebration of LeRoy's life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, May 20, 2017, from the First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral beginning at 9:30 A.M. until service time. Burial will be at the Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt, Iowa. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.
LeRoy Stampe was born on a farm in Clinton County, Iowa, on November 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 December 10, 1939 in Preston, Iowa. She preceded him in death on May 2, 2015.
LeRoy first had a grocery store in Preston and then in DeWitt until selling it in 1946. He then farmed in the Elvira area for one year and 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 purchased 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 then moved to Welton where he farmed and worked as a district sales manager for Trojan Seed Company until moving to Maquoketa in 1973. He continued selling seed corn until retirement in 1980. He moved to Clover Ridge Place in 2011.
LeRoy was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa, the Toastmaster's in DeWitt and was a Mason.
Those left to honor LeRoy's memory include his children, Alan (Carolyn) Stampe of Wallace, NC, and Jane (Susan Cremer) Stampe of Edwards, CO; a son-in-law, David Hoeppner of Houston, TX; 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, 6 brothers Herbert, Adolph, Fred, Peter, Virtus and Marvin, 2 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.
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