Stanley P. Wolkenhauer, 85, of Burlington, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, at his home.
Born Oct. 26, 1937, in Burlington, Iowa, he was the son of Paul M. and Mary E. Stewart Wolkenhauer. He was a 1955 graduate of Burlington High School.
He married Ida Mae Johnson on Aug. 8, 1969, in Biggsville, Ill. They later divorced. He then married Sally Schwerin in 1980. They later divorced.
Stanley worked as a welder for J.I. Case for 34 years until his retirement in 1992. He farmed for 20 years South of Burlington. After his retirement, he worked for Blackhawk Freight for 10 years.
He served with the Army Reserves and was called into active service during the Bay of Pigs. He was baptized at Spring Grove Methodist Church and was a past member of the Eagles, Moose, AARP, American Legion, VFW, and Farm Bureau and was a member of UAW #807.
He enjoyed baseball, most outdoor sports, hunting, and being outside in nature and on the farm. He was a Green Bay Packer, St. Louis Cardinals, and Iowa Hawkeyes fan and enjoyed being with his friends.
Survivors include his daughter, Cynthia (Steve) Wirt of Mediapolis; one granddaughter Michelle Gerst; two great-granddaughters, Maddie Gerst and Kaylie Gerst; two brothers, Carl (Mary) Wolkenhauer of Friendswood, Tex., and Jerry Wolkenhauer of Burlington; three sisters, Sharon Huston and Joyce (Jim) Gosney both of Burlington and Mary Hoke of Overland Park, Kan., and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The funeral service for Mr. Wolkenhauer will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4 at Lunning Chapel. The Rev. Tammy Wirt will officiate. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the funeral service. The Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard will conduct military rites.
According to his wishes, cremation will occur following the funeral service, and has been entrusted to the care of Lunning Chapel.
Inurnment will be held at Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.
A memorial has been established for Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice.