Stanley Glen Phelps, 87, passed away Monday, September 3, 2018 at home surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M. Saturday September 8, 2018 at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. Visitation will be held Friday from 6 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the OvermanCemetery, Atalissa. A memorial fund has been established. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.
Stanley was born December 6, 1930 in Atalissa, Iowa the son of Glen and Laura (Wiekert) Phelps. He was one of the 11 graduates in the Atalissa High School class of 1949. He was a US Army Veteran, serving in Korea. He was united in marriage to Lorraine Garvin and to this union three children were born, Lorri, Brad, Brian Jay and together they raised a 4th child Mike. He was united in marriage to Marilyn Gafeller in 1968 and to this union were born Kerry, Cindy, Andrew and Trevor.
Stan attended refrigeration school and owned and operated Stan's Refrigeration most of his life. Following his retirement he operated Stan Phelps Auctions. He enjoyed playing poker, buying and selling, and especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren always looking forward to the next to be born.
He is survived by his children: Lorri (Dan) Parker and Stanley Bradford (Dee) Phelps of Mt. Grove, Missouri and Brian Jay Phelps of Twin Falls, Idaho, Kerry Lynn (Jason) Heilskov of North Liberty, Cindy Sue Phelps of West Burlington, Iowa, Andrew (Marissa) Phelps of West Liberty and Teaspoon Phelps of Lone Tree. Grandchildren: Sarah Rodgers, Holly Fry Trimble, Mathew J.L. Fry, Brian Brooks, Christa Brooks, Alex Phelps, Jay Levi Phelps, Dylan L. Phelps, Cayli Bonn Phelps, Sherri Luettjohan, Justin W. Luettjohan, Harley Phelps, Joshua Heilskov and Benjamin Phelps, great grandchildren: Ethan, Shyanna, Kalas, Lucas, Kinzi, Israel, Isabelle, Wyatt, Elliott, Myah, Aiden, Kyler, Zachary, Olivia, Braden, Japhes, Kami, Debbie, Madison and one great great grandson to be born Oct. 2018. Siblings: June Phelps, Anne Howe, Lila (Harry) DeBourcy, and Ruth Timmsen, and a sister in law: Marilyn Phelps. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Marilyn in 2008, step son Michael Alan (Phelps) Gallagher,. sisters Mary Virginia Phelps and Gracie (Jim) Stucker, brother Wesley, brother in laws: Jim Timmsen and Fred Howe and a grandson James Wayne Phelps.