Louise Margaret Stambaugh, age 95 of Amana, formerly of Homestead, died Sunday, January 4, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital/Unity Point in Cedar Rapids, IA. Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. Saturday, January 10, 2015, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Marengo with Rev. Andrew Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery. Visitation; 4 to 7 P.M. Friday, January 9, 2015, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. A memorial fund has been established.
Louise is survived by her sons, George (Trudie) Stambaugh of Fort Worth, TX, and William (Faye) Stambaugh of Northwood, IA; seven grandchildren, Roy (Sue) Zuber of Mesa, AZ, Vicki (Rich) Cobb of Marengo, Connie (Jeff) Johnson of Roanoke, TX, Janelle Stambaugh of Fort Worth, Kevin (Amy) Stambaugh of Northwood, Christopher (Audra) Stambaugh of St. Charles, MN, and Kenneth (Kara) Stambaugh of Northwood; and thirteen great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her siblings, Bertha Pearson of Marion, Mary (Gerald) Schupanitz of Cedar Rapids, and Joyce Reihmann of Middle Amana; and a sister-in-law Nancy Klaner of Palo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Warren in 1995, a daughter Ruth Zuber, and three brothers, James Klaner, Lavern Klaner, and Leonard who died in infancy; a son-in-law Mervin Zuber, and brothers-in-law Vernon Reihmann, and Wayne Pearson.
Louise Margaret Klaner was born February 5, 1919 in rural Linn County, Iowa, the daughter of George and Hazel Brink Klaner. She received her education in the Linn County and Cedar Rapids schools. Louise and Warren Charles Stambaugh were united in marriage on May 13, 1939 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Marion, Iowa. She worked as an assembly person with Amana Refrigeration for 30 years, retiring in February of 1981.
Louise enjoyed gardening, and her flower gardens. She liked making handmade crafts and various knitted items to give as gifts. Louise walked many miles at the Westdale Mall in Cedar Rapids as a member of the Mall Walkers. But most of all, she loved her family, and spending time with the children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Marengo.