A graveside service and interment was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Northboro, Iowa, for Stanley William Bredensteiner. Pastor Jeff Alvestad officiated. Services were under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.
Stanley, the son of Henry John and Martha Minnie (Leibfort) Bredensteiner, was born September 8, 1926, on the family farm. Stanley graduated from Westboro High School in Westboro, Missouri, in 1945.
On December 21, 1946, Stanley was united in marriage to Carolyn Gloe Smith at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Northboro. They made their home within a mile of where he was born near Westboro for their entire married life and became the parents of one son, Edwin Lynn. Carolyn passed away in 2005. Stanley passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at his home at the age of 90. Stanley was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Northboro.
He was a quiet man, unassuming by nature. He rarely conversed with children and ladies without calling them “sweetie” or young lady. He spent his life farming, caring for and feeding livestock. With the death of his father, who died when he was 19, and with his brother Gerald leaving for the Korean War, Stanley remained at home and ran the family farm while also farming for his uncle, Emil (Slim) Bredensteiner. But what brought him the most satisfaction was spending time with his family, watching his son and grandchildren show cattle and attending cattle sales. He was an avid Royals fan and a “closet” Nebraska fan following football and Nebraska ladies’ basketball and volleyball.
Besides his parents and wife, Carolyn, Stanley was preceded in death by one brother, Gerald (Shorty) Bredensteiner. Survivors include son, Eddie Bredensteiner, and his wife, Mary Beth, Westboro; grandchildren, Dallas Cale Prather and her husband, Jayson, Travis Shane Bredensteiner and his wife, Kymm, and Kelsey Blu Dow and her husband, Tommy, all of Tarkio; great-grandchildren, Dillon Ashley Dow, River Stanley Dow, Keely Gloe Bredensteiner, and Mame Angelynn Dow; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed to St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Northboro or Hospice Partners, St. Joseph, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at www.minterfuneralchapels.com.