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Curtiss Stamps

Curtiss Lee Stamps, one of eight children, was born February 13, 1934 to Ray and Reva (McCoy) Stamps. The family moved to a farm near Gus, IA where Curtiss grew to adulthood and graduated from Gravity High School in 1952. He worked a variety of jobs as a young man including helping on the family farm, checking sealed bins for his granddad Jim, and driving truck for a short time.

Curt was united in marriage to Darlene Hancock on December 24, 1953. Their loving union was blessed with four children. He farmed and raised cattle while they raised their children. He also worked as a welder for Bunnomatic. Curt and Darlene were happy to celebrate their 25th anniversary with the marriage of their son, Steven, to Becky Austin. On their 50th anniversary, they again celebrated along with the marriage of their granddaughter, Kylene Stamps, to Isaac Lumbard. They enjoyed celebrating their anniversaries together through the years.

Curtiss was was a man who enjoyed farming, metalworking, woodworking, baseball, and fishing. He also enjoyed caring for his horses and restoring old machinery, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. His faith was always a strength to him, but even more in the last 6 months of his life.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Darlene, of 65 years; his children, Doug, Steven (Becky), Jan (Mike) Bredesky, and Shari; grandchildren, Jason (Shauna) Stamps, Kylene (Isaac) Lumbard, Kyle and Logan Bredesky; great-grandchildren, Skyler Stamps, Taylor and Carter Lumbard; brothers, Larry (Vicki Brown), Garry (Judy), and Carroll (Jan); sister, Ruth Thompson; brother-in-law, Harold (Connie Benedict) Hancock; sisters-in-law, Rita Stamps, Georgia Hays, and Joyce Weeda; several nieces and nephews, other relatives, and host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Robert; brother, Dean; sister, Helen; brothers-in-law, Dean Thompson, Ivan Eitzen, and Delbert Weeda; and sister-in-law, Donna Hancock.

Although we will miss him, his love and gentle and humble spirit will continue to encourage and inspire us.

Memorials can be sent to Every Step Hospice in Mt Ayr and Diagonal School Dollars for Scholars.

Services: 10:30 a.m. - Sat, December 29, 2018 at Armstrong Funeral Home - Mount Ayr

Officiants: Titus Lehman, Kyle Bredesky, Shari Connelly, Andy Kuehn, Chet Stidolph

Open Viewing: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Fri. Dec, 28

Family Present: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Fri, Dec 28

Burial: 2:00 p.m., Sat, December 29 at Union Cemetery - North of Diagonal

Memorials: EveryStep Hospice in Mount Ayr & Dollars For Scholars at Diagonal H.S.

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Darlene I worked with Curtiss well over 7yrs at bunn we shared a welder together..He could out work any man I knew..We talked everyday We talked from how to pump up a engine for pickup pulling to guns to everything farm related..He talked about his family the most..I felt like I knewhis familyfor as much as he talked about them.. Curtis was the kindest best man I will ever know..God Bless Him and You and the Kids.

Steven Miller Jan 8 2019 12:00 AM

We are thinking of your family today as you all say goodbye to your dear husband, father, and grandpa. So thankful for the wonderful memories that can bring comfort and for the godly influence that lives on. With sincere sympathy and love, Tom and Kay

Tom and Kay Dye Dec 29 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss of Curtiss. The Stamps family have always been our good neighbors, friends and classmates. Although I cannot come to the funeral, I wish you a day of comfort and celebration of the wonderful life that was lived by Curtiss. Prayers to you all in your time of sorrow and loss.

Julie Routh Dec 29 2018 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Darlene and her family. We have appreciated Curtiss quiet Godly influence the many years we have known him. Our sincere love and sympathy to each of you! Dean & Joyce

Dean & Joyce Klenk Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

Dear family of Curtiss, we are thinking of you all, in this time, as you are remembering and saying goodbye to your husband, dad and grandpa. Love and hugs, Dave and Irina

Dave and Irina Eicher Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy to you and your family, Darlene.

Monica McMath Crouch Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

We are so thankful we had had the privilege of knowing Curtiss. He was such a gracious man. Thinking of you and your family with heartfelt sympathy, Darlene.

Vern and Lorene (Mote) Foner Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

It was a blessing in our lives to know Curt! His soft chuckle and grin always showed up in every meeting you had with him. Allow the peace of God to comfort you as you wait to be reunited with him.

Anonymous Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

My heartfelt sympathy to all the family! He was a very special man who touched so many lives. You have my prayers and thoughts in this time of loss!

Lisa Brown Dec 26 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Friends, Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Iowa friends are never far from our thoughts. Aren't we thankful that our God is a God of comfort. Sincere sympathy, Russ and Ethel (Harper) Morton

Russ & Ethel Morton Dec 26 2018 12:00 AM

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