Stanley Crum

Stanley T. Crum, 71, of Holstein passed away on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s of Sioux City.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church of Holstein with Pastor Jay Wallace officiating.  Burial was at Holstein Cemetery with military rites conducted by American Legion Dessel - Schmidt Post #225 of Holstein. Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein was in charge of the arrangements.

Stanley Thomas Crum was born on Dec. 31, 1946 to Eugene and Rosella (Sharkey) Crum. Stanley attended the Schaller and Ida Grove school system until the 10th grade. 

As a young teen and into his 20s he held many jobs from the local coop, as a mechanic for McCormick Motors and he helped out with machinery on the farm for Rose and his new Step-father, Frank Franzkowiak. Stan spent two years in the Army National Guard and then joined the Army full-time with his twin brother, Steven.  After Steven’s death in Vietnam he finished his term in the army and returned home. 

He was married to Elaine during his duty in the service.  To this union one son was born. Later, Stan and his second wife Marilyn brought two more sons into this world.  He still held many jobs doing mechanic work, local trucking and remodeling every home he was in. He was a true jack-of-all-trades. He married a third wife, Marlene Jessen and to this union two more sons blessed their lives. Stan worked at VT Industries for a few years then moved to Gillette, Wyo. where he became a skilled lineman and electrician. Upon returning home to the Galva and Holstein area, he went back to work at VT Industries where he crawled back into a truck and did what he loved.  He had been with his current love, Linda Brodersen for many years. 

He was most proud of and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing golf. He loved going to auctions and for many years he was known as #30 at the Kevin Cone auctions. There wasn’t a problem he couldn’t figure out and fix until mesothelioma got a hold on him. He put up a courageous battle. 

Left to cherish his memory and love is Linda Brodersen of Holstein; sons: Todd (Jamie), Travis, Shannon (Tiffany), Matthew (Liz) and Kyle (Jessica); grandchildren (“My Little Ones”): Kamie, Khennadi, Griffin, Zander, Tyler, Emma, Schuyler, Aubrey, Beckham, Parker, Naunika, Kyler and Paisley; Linda’s daughter, Kristina; step-children: Tasa (Rex) Rimmer, Michael (Amy) Jessen and Renee Jessen; step-grandchildren: Tiffany Cress, Devin Madsen, Danielle Kenny, Jatelyn Jessen, Melissa VanDonselaar, Matthew Thompson, Austin Comstock, Tyler Comstock and Kyle Comstock; sisters, Doll (Urban) Tripp and Donna (Jim) Kay; brothers, Mark (Mary Lou) Franzkowiak and Paul and Carolee Franzkowiak; sister-in-law, Lois Crum; and many loving nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather Frank Franzkowiak; twin brother, Steven Crum; brother, Roger Crum; and one grandchild, Kordai Crum. 

He touched our lives in a way we will never forget.  His love will be with us always.