Donald Rae STOVER

Donald Rae STOVER

Male 1934 - 2012  (77 years)

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  • Name Donald Rae STOVER 
    Born 6 Oct 1934  Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Jul 2012  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 12 Jul 2012  Coralville, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Oak Hill Cemetery
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    _UID 0766AD6E451243CBBC28043B38A2F6E3C305 
    Buried 12 Jul 2012  Coralville, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4688  Clan Home Genealogy
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2016 

    Family Living 
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2000 
    Family ID F1934  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Oct 1934 - Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Jul 2012 - Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 12 Jul 2012 - Coralville, Johnson County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Jul 2012 - Coralville, Johnson County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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  • Notes 
    • Obituary:
      Donald R. Stover, 77, of Cottage Grove Place in Cedar Rapids and formerly of Iowa City and Coralville, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 5, 2012 at St. Luke's Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.

      A time to celebrate Don's life will begin Thursday at 1:00 pm at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, 605 Kirkwood Avenue in Iowa City. The family invites friends to share stories & remembrances with them during this time.

      Visitation will be held Thursday from 11:00 am until service time at the funeral home.
      Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to The American Parkinson's Disease Association.

      Don was born October 6, 1934 in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the son of Frederick E. and Myrtle I. (Grantham). Since his father was a union steamfitter during the depression the family lived in several states before settling down in Iowa.

      Don graduated from University High School in Iowa City \endash where he played football and excelled in his studies. He played tenor saxophone in concert and jazz band.
      He received his Bachelor's of Engineering from the University of Iowa, where he played in the Iowa Marching Band. He also earned his Masters in Mathematics from UCLA and ultimately his PhD in Engineering from the University of Iowa.

      He married Velma Kirkpatrick June 10, 1961 in St. Louis, Missouri. Moving to Marion in 1962, he worked as an engineer with Rockwell Collins for 30 years, retiring in 1991. Don and Velma escaped Iowa winters by traveling to Tucson, Arizona for many years.

      Don was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids, as well as a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Tau Beta Phi and Eta Kappa Nu Fraternities. He was also listed in Who's Who in America. Don enjoyed snow skiing yet his love was tennis. Don participated in several area leagues and the Iowa Games \endash which produced several singles and doubles trophies.

      Survivors include his wife Velma, son Roy Stover (Dee) of Hiawatha; grandchildren, Matthew, Carlin and Timothy and a great-granddaughter Anabella Eve.

      Don was preceded in death by his parents.

  • Sources 
    1. [S703] Find A Grave Memorial.

    2. [S404] Tombstone.