Neal G. Stanerson, age 81 of Conroy, Iowa, died Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his home. Funeral Services: 10:30 A.M. Saturday, December 19, 2015 Trinity Lutheran Church, Conroy, with Rev. Gary Sears officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery with military honors. Visitation; 4 to 7 P.M. Friday, December 18, 2015, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. Memorials may be contributed to Essence of Life Hospice.
Neal is survived by his daughter, Kari Stanerson of Conroy; a grandson Alec Rauch of Conroy; sisters, Donna Moffatt (Dennis) of Winfield, IL and Carol Coffin of Jacksonville, FL; brothers-in-law, Alan DeGraw (Judy) of Howell, MI, and Keith Kleis (Judy) of Baldwin, IA; sisters-in-law, Myrle Stanerson of Williamsburg, Ruth Honold (Marv) of Grinnell, and Diane Levetzow (Bob) of Sabula, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Betty in 1995, a brother Victor, and a sister Joyce Huedepohl.
Neal Godfrey Stanerson was born September 24, 1934 in Conroy, Iowa, the son of Allan Stanerson and Anna Furler Stanerson. He graduated from Hilton High School in Conroy with the Class of 1953, and served in the U.S. Army for two years, stationed in Korea. Neal married Betty DeGraw on July 10, 1965 in Maquoketa, Iowa. He was a longtime farmer in Iowa County. He retired from farming, and went to work in the maintenance department at Tanger Mall. He then worked with Grace Excavation, Tiffin for several years.
Neal was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Conroy, and a lifetime member of the VFW Post #8797 of Williamsburg.