April 19, 1941- May 31, 2013
Curt Stern, the son of Reinhold and Elsie (Schock) Stern, was born April 19, 1941 at Mott, North Dakota and left this life on May 31, 2013 at the Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He lived his life to the age of 72 years, one month and 12 days.
Curt graduated from the Mott High School in 1959 and served in the United States Army. After his discharge, Curt started working in construction. He started at the bottom and worked his way to superintendent of construction. He worked for the Jacobson Construction in North Dakota and later came to Iowa and worked for McCorkle Construction in Sac City. Curt then worked for Gethnan Construction in Gladbrook until his retirement. It was when he came to Iowa to work that he met Judy Anderson. They were married on May 7, 1966 at the Lohrville Christian Church. Three children were born to this union.
Curt was a member of the Lohrville American Legion and he was one of the founding members of the Lohrville Lion’s Club. He and other members came up with an idea to have the Lion’s Club serve a pancake breakfast at University Forty Park every Sunday morning from Mother’s Day to Labor Day. He and others built a trailer in 1973 that contained the pancake grill and all other items. The trailer is still in use today.
Curt is survived by his wife, Judy, a daughter, Jolene Beenen and her friend, Rick Francis, of Rockwell City and her children; Logan Mogler and his wife, Alyssa, of Lohrville and Austin Mogler of Muscatine, a son, Kenneth Stern of Gowrie and his children; Kennedy and Kaitlyn and two brothers; Jim Stern of Mott, N.D. and Gary Stern and his wife, Malinda, and their son, Kyle, of Olathe, Kansas. Curt was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Karen, in 1979.
A graveside service was held at 11:30 am Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Evergreen Township Cemetery south of Lohrville. Military honors were given by the Lake City American Legion and taps were play by Neil Anders. Jim Hirschberg gave a short eulogy at the graveside.
Graveside service will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, June 8th, at Evergreen Cemetery south of Lohrville. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Friday at the funeral home.Information provided by: Brown Funereal Homes, Inc. 408 Lincoln Way Street Jefferson, IA 50129 www.brownfuneralhomesiowa.com