Mildred Jean (Kruseman) Stanley, 95, of Newton, formerly of Lynnville, died Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at her home in Park Centre. Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will not be having a public memorial at this time. A private family graveside service will be at the Friends Cemetery in Lynnville Monday, March 30. The service will be live-streamed on the funeral home’s Facebook page. Memorials to the Park Centre Activities Fund or the Lynnville Friends Church may be mailed to the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Mildred, the daughter of Everett C. and Christina (Boot) Kruseman, was born April 28, 1924, at her family’s home south of Sully. She graduated from Sully High School in 1942. On Aug. 19, 1942, Mildred was united in marriage with Warren V. Stanley in Sully. They made their home on a farm east of Lynnville where Mildred was a homemaker and farmer’s wife. She was an active member of the Lynnville Friends Church and had served on various church committees including the Ladies Missionary Society where she enjoyed sewing quilts and blankets. Mildred also liked planting flowers.
Mildred is survived by her two daughters, Nancy (Ron) Toppenberg of Newton and Linda (Jerry) Fleagle of Coralville; grandchildren, Carol (Royce) Dexter of Urbandale, Cheryl (Dennis) Piotraschke of Johnston, Brian (Terron) Toppenberg of Norwalk, Mark (Tricia) Fleagle of Waukee, Scott Fleagle (fiancé, Jaime Lang) of Des Moines and Michael (Madelyn) Fleagle of Chicago; grandson-in-law, Brian Papa of Effingham, Ill.; and her great-grandchildren, Lauren, Braden, Alysen, Carissa, Aaron, McKenzie, Morgan, Madison, Emmory, Carter and Ethan. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Warren Stanley; granddaughter, Christen Papa; sister, Maxice Northcutt; and brother, Milo Kruseman.