Loren E. Stapher
March 21, 1916 ~ December 1, 2009
Loren E. Stapher, age 93, of New Hampton, IA died on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at Hospice of North Iowa Inpatient Unit in Mason City. Loren E. Stapher was born on March 21, 1916 to Edward and Lydia (Pfalzgraf) Stapher in New Hampton, IA. He attended school in New Hampton and graduated from New Hampton High School. Upon graduating from high school Loren farmed in rural North Washington. In later years Loren painted farm buildings and homes. Loren was a member and former deacon of the First Baptist Church. He was the former president of the Farm Bureau of Chickasaw County. Loren and Alice enjoyed spending their winters in Gilbert Arizona until 2000. In 2001 Loren entered the New Hampton Care Center and later entered the Manly Nursing and Rehab Center in 2003at Manly, IA. Loren is survived by his three children Bethel (James) Lehmann of Buffalo, NY, Duane Stapher of Wildwood, IL, and Dwight (Kristy) Stapher of Flandreau, SD; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Dorothy M. Stapher on October 17, 1986; second wife Alice R. Stapher on February 6, 2005, and a brother Kenneth P. Stapher in 1978. Cemetery: Burial will be in New Hampton Cemetery at a later date. Visitation: Visitation will be from 9:30am to 10:30 am on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton. Service: A memorial service will be at 10:30am on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Chapel in New Hampton with Pastor Rod Ankrom officiating.