Stanley Darrell Fox

Monday, March 12, 2007
Stanley Darrell Fox

Funeral services for Stanley Darrell Fox, age 84 of Sheldon will be at 10:30 a.m., today, Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at the United Methodist Church, Sheldon. Rev. Marvin Lindley will be officiating.

Interment will be in the East Lawn Cemetery, Sheldon, Iowa with a Flag presentation by the American Legion Post 145 of Sheldon.

Stanley passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2007, at the Northwest Iowa Health Center -- Senior Care in Sheldon.

Stanley, the son of William and Myrtle (Swenning) Fox, was born October 30, 1922 in Doon, Iowa. He moved to Sheldon with his family and attended Sheldon High School graduating in 1940. During World War II, he joined the United States Army. On June 26, 1949, he was united in marriage to Darlene Reilly in Sheldon. After their marriage the couple moved to California, where Stanley was on the Long Beach Fire Department. The couple returned to Sheldon in 1951, where he worked for Arnold Motors for a short time before beginning his service at the Sheldon Post Office. He worked as a mail carrier for 30 years, before his retirement in 1984.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Sheldon, where he had served as an usher; he was a 60 145 of Sheldon. He was a former member of the Sheldon Booster Club and served a year as president. He was honored for serving 11 years on the football chain gang.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers: Dwaine and Freeman.

Stanley is survived by his wife of 57 years, Darlene of Sheldon; their three children: Dr. Darrell Fox and his wife, Judy of Spencer, Ann Hoch and her husband, Jim of Ainsworth, Neb. and Steve Fox and his wife, Missy Fox of Spencer; seven grandchildren; two sisters: Marcia Christofferson of Long Beach, Calif. and Charlotte Moore of Garden Grove, Calif.

Arrangements under the care of Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Sheldon.