Donald E. Stanford (1926 - 2011)

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QUASQUETON - Donald E. Stanford, 85, of Quasqueton, died Saturday morning, Oct. 22, at his home in Quasqueton.
Donald was born on April 12, 1926, on a farm near Rowley, in Buchanan County, the son of Sadie Alice (Kidd) and Clarence Howard Stanford. He graduated from the Quasqueton High School and served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during WWII. On Sept. 30, 1947 he was united in marriage to Bernadine M. Trebon in Independence.
The family made their home in the Quasqueton area. He farmed with his father for several years; prior to becoming employed as a machinist with the Allis Chalmers Company and later the P & H Company in Cedar Rapids prior to his retirement.
He was a member of the Union Church, the Quasqueton American Legion, the Masonic Lodge, and the O.E.S., and served as a Hospice volunteer.
He is survived by his wife Bernadine M. Stanford, five children; Sandra (Cliff) Nelson, Timothy (Sheryl) Stanford, and Valerie Stanford, all of Quasqueton, William Stanford, Independence, and Beth (Tom) Driscoll, Rushford, Minn., seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, two sisters; Bernice Kimball, Jesup, Maxine Schweitzer, Winthrop, three brothers; Wayne Lyle Stanford, Cedar Rapids, John "Jack" Stanford, Quasqueton, and Richard Stanford, Hiawatha.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Robert and LaVerne Stanford.
Donald donated his body to the University of Iowa for scientific research. Memorial services were held Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Union Church, Quasqueton with military honors. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Iowa City.
Reiff Funeral Home of Independence was in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Oct. 25 to Oct. 31, 2011
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