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Bobby H Stump

July 28, 1928 — March 22, 2019

Bobby H Stump, 90, went peacefully to his Lord on March 22, 2019. Bob donated his body to University of Iowa Deeded Body Program.

Bob was born July 28, 1928 in Monroe County, Iowa to Harry Melville and Ida Mae (Lucas) Stump. He attended school in Albia, Conrad-Grundy Center, and Danville. Bob left school after his sophomore year and later received his GED when his own children were in high school. Bob served his country as a Technician Fifth Grade from May 31, 1946 to October 23, 1947 during the Korean Conflict. Bob received a World War II Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal, Japan.
Bob was united in marriage to Patricia Ann VerPloegh on October 16, 1949 at the Methodist Church in Albia. After their marriage they lived in Ogden, Albia, Lovilla and Carlisle while raising their 3 children. After Patricia's death Bob moved to Valley View Assisted Living at North English in 2013.
After Bob and Pat were married, Bob worked as a Projectionist at the Ogden Theater from 1948 - 1951. Bob then worked as a slitter for Frye Copy System in Des Moines for 30+of years retiring in 1992. Bob was an active member in the United Paperworkers International. Bob was a hard worker always holding down his main job and having second jobs in the evenings. While living in Carlsile, Bob was an active member of the Carlisle United Methodist Church. He enjoyed volunteering in the Kids Hope Program and making horseshoe nail crosses for the many mission trips. He joined the North English Christian Church, Disciples of Christ after moving to North English. Bob enjoyed the warm welcome and many friends he made until he was physically unable to attend.

Bob is survived by children: Vicki (Ted) Oswald of North English, and Kirk (Jeanne) Stump of Des Moines; Grandchildren: Melissa (Mark) Wassinger of Arvada, CO.; Nathaniel (Jesseca) Oswald of Molokai, HI; Dr. Rebecca (Jere) Hall of Portland, OR; Jediah (Stacey) Stump of Bertha, MN; Jacob and Kelsey Stump of Indianola, IA; and Gabriel Stump of Carlisle, IA; 7 Great Grandchildren: Kaydence, Slater, Kristen, and Kingston Oswald of Molokai;,Lucas and Vivian Hall of Portland; and Jada Stump of Bertha: Brother Jerry (Bernie) of Pella and sister Shirley Graves of Oskaloosa; sister in law Atha VerPloeg of Oskaloosa and brother in law Lloyd (Betty) VerPloeg of Albia and many loved nieces and nephews: Foreign Exchange Daughter Christiana (Ludwig) Berndt of Germany and Foreign Exchange Son Rien (Jette) Geuze of Netherlands,

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son Robert (1/7/19) , daughter in law Sanda, Brothers: Charles and Harold and sisters:Margaret Jane, Dorothy, and Rosemary.

No visitation or services are scheduled at this time. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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