Verlin L. Sturtevant, 79, of Chatsworth, died Sunday morning, Nov. 13, 2005, at the Akron Care Center in Akron.
Verlin Lyle Sturtevant was born Nov. 28, 1925, on the family farm at Merrill, the son of Lyle and Alma (Tucker) Sturtevant. He attended country school in Liberty Township. He served his country during World War II serving in the United States Army as a military policeman (M.P.). Verlin was united in marriage to Shirley J. Moore on Sept. 14, 1949, at Elk Point, S.D. Verlin and Shirley had lived in Wisconsin from 1951 to 1954 where Verlin farmed one of three farms with his father. They later moved to Arizona and in 1956 moved to California where he worked for Hughes Aircraft and LA Ditching. In 1966 the family moved to Washington State and eventually returned to Iowa in 1970. In 1974 the family moved to Chatsworth.
Verlin had worked as a grounds keeper for the Sioux City Country Club and later the Akron Golf Club.
He enjoyed working outdoors. He had worked on farms with dairy cows, hogs, and stock cows also in the logging industry and maintenance field.
He was a member of the Sioux City Eagles Club, where he enjoyed dancing. He also was a member of the Siouxland Country Music Assoc and the Siouxland Camero Club.
Survivors include his children, Julie Jacobson and her husband, Russell of Akron, David Sturtevant of Ireton, and Jim Sturtevant and his wife, Teresa of Warsaw, Mo.; three grandchildren, Justin, Staci, and Serena; a great-granddaughter, Kiya; many stepgrandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Richard Henneous of Hornick; a brother and sister-in-law, Kelly and Maxine Sturtevant of Sloan; and a sister-in-law, Jeanne Sturtevant of Norfolk, Neb.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lyle and Alma (Tucker) Sturtevant; a son, Paul Allan Sturtevant in 1978; a brother, Donald Sturtevant; a sister, Fern Hartman; and a grandson, Derek Jacobson.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home, Schroeder Chapel in Akron with the Rev. Martha Anderson of Trimble United Methodist Church in Sioux City officiating. Inurnment of the cremains will be in Logan Park Cemetery, Sioux City. Visitations with the family present will be after 10 a.m. Wednesday until service time at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Siouxland.
Online condolences can be viewed at www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.