Leon R. Stamp, 82 of rural Garwin died Friday, October 8, 2010 at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center of Natural Causes. Services were held October 11 at Garwin United Methodist Churh with burial at Crystal Cemetery in rural Toledo.
Leon Robert Stamp was born March 15, 1928 in rural Garwin, the son of Henry and Frieda Busch Stamp. He received his education in country school in Spring Creek Township and later graduated from Gladbrook High School in 1945. Leon then began farming and on February 6, 1949 was united in marriage to Verna Cooper at EUB Church in Toledo. Leon and Verna made their home farming all their married life in the Garwin area. Leon's love was farming and Wednesday of this week spent time out in the field watching his grandson combining beans. On Thursday he was admitted to the Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center where his death came on Friday morning, October 8, 2010 at the age of 82 years. He was a former member of the Peace United Church of Christ in Gladbrook until 1969 when he became a member of the Garwin United Methodist Church; he was longtime member of the Garwin Lions Club and the Tama County Farm Bureau. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Verna, his children, Keith (Sandy) Stamp of Monticello, Karen (Roger) Jackson of Garwin, Kevin (Marcia) Stamp of Toledo and Kalyn (Brad) Cook of Marion, 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren and two sisters, Ethel (Herman) Lucht and Floriss Stamp both of Garwin. A memorial fund is being established