|Birth: ||Feb. 7, 1920|
|Death: ||Apr. 5, 2013|
Chester ("Chet") Stubbs, 93, of Marshalltown, died Friday, April 5th, 2013 at the Villa del Sol in Marshalltown.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9th, at Our Savior Lutheran Church with Pastor Mike Herschberger officiating.
Chester "Chet" Dale Stubbs was born on February 7th, 1920, in rural Green Mountain, Iowa. He was a lifelong resident of Marshall County, having lived on a farm south of Marshalltown most of his life. He served in World War II where he was stationed in Pisa, Italy in the Quartermaster Corps attached to the 5th Army. He was discharged in August of 1946 as a Corporal. He was a member of the American Legion since his honorable discharge.
He was the son of Wilfred Raymond and Mildred (Bovee) Stubbs. He received his education in the Ferguson Consolidated Schools. He married Doris Wolken on December 30, 1939, in Lancaster, Missouri. She was well-known as a clerk at Fantle's Clothing Store. Chet's first employment began with KIOWA Manufacturing. He later worked for Fisher Governor and then Glen L. Martin Aircraft in Bellevue, Nebraska. He began farming in 1947. Alongside his father, they made Stubbs and Son, Realty, a well-respected firm that established his life-long career as a realtor. He retired at age 62 after 31 years of passionate service.
Chet was a loyal family man who was a faithful member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. As a child and many years to follow, his family was members of Central Christian Church. Chet had many passions in life, one of them was music. An avid country-western fan, he would entertain few or many with his Martin D-35 Guitar. Known as the "Roamin' Cowboy", he played on KFJB every Monday night at 8:00 p.m. from 1934 through 1936. Chet and his family enjoyed boating at Clear Lake, Iowa, and he and Doris often used a motor home for trips to Branson, Missouri (and other places in Iowa) to see bluegrass shows. Another passion was flying. He flew 17 different small airplanes (up to 200 hp) with a private license.
Surviving are his children: Karen L. Dougherty, Lana (Bill) Wilson and Daniel Stubbs (Shari Upah) all of Marshalltown; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 70 years, Doris, his son-in-law Bill Dougherty, two granddaughters- Kristin and Angie, a great-grandson Michael, his parents and sister, Wilma Stubbs.
Funeral services for Chester "Chet" Stubbs, 93, of Marshalltown, were held Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at the Our Savior Lutheran Church with Pastor Mike Herschberger officiating.
He was laid to rest in the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with Military Honors presented by the American Legion Frank Lewis Glick Post #46. Pallbearers were Bill Wilson, Todd Wilson, Keith Frink, Greg Dougherty, Jack Sharer, Mark Tichy, Tim Stubbs and Chad Stubbs. Honorary Pallbearers were Julie Wilson, Mark Wilson, Morris Wolken, Richard Goshon, Jim Wolken, Steve Goshon, Linda Wheater, Dennis Goshon, Karla Frink, Kay Davidson, Claire Goshon, Ron Roggenbuck, John Stubbs, Ellen Mann, Barb Koivula and Robert Roggenbuck.
Groups from Our Savior Lutheran Church, Fishers, family and friends were in attendance.
Raymond Wilfred Stubbs (1896 - 1978)
Mildred Lucille Bovee Stubbs (1899 - 1976)
Doris Marie Wolken Stubbs (1921 - 2010)*
Chester Dale Stubbs (1920 - 2013)
Wilma Rae Stubbs (1926 - 1998)*
Rose Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery
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