August 20, 1944 – August 14, 2014
Stella A. Flugrad was born August 20, 1944 to Mack and Gertrude (Chylinski) Hart in St. Joseph, Missouri. Stella and Don Flugrad were married June 26, 1965, celebrating their 49th anniversary earlier this year. She was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church and worked there as a school cook and later as a parish secretary, retiring in 1999. Stella’s quest in life was to be a great mom and grandmother. She knew everybody and was compassionate, selfless and very supportive to one and all. She was always willing to put her family’s and friends’ interests ahead of her own. One of her great joys in life was following the Iowa State University women’s basketball program–an interest she shared with several of her grandchildren.
Stella passed away at 69 years of age on August 14, 2014 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.
Stella is survived by husband, Don Flugrad, of Ames; four children, Dawn Flugrad, of Pella, Tari (Mike) Moody, of Ames, Steve (Sherri) Flugrad, of Ames and Paul (Lina) Flugrad, of Montclair, Virginia; fifteen grandchildren, Jason Knox, Brandon Knox, Madison Moody, Michael Moody, Meredith Moody, Mason Moody, Noelle Flugrad, Natalie Flugrad, Ethan Clewell, Austin Clewell, Nicole Flugrad, Nolan Clewell, Isabelle Flugrad, Emily Flugrad and Edison Flugrad; and two brothers, Gene Hart, of Independence, Missouri and David (Mary) Hart, of St. Joseph, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Charlotte, Barbara and Sharon; and an infant brother.
Burial will be in the Ames Municipal Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the family.Information provided by: Adams Funeral Homes 502 Douglas Avenue Ames, IA 50010 515.232.5121 www.adamssoderstrum.com