Vergene Grace Stockland-Fletcher, 83, of Akron, IA, went home to her Lord and Savior on Aug. 9, 2013, following complications from a stroke.
Vergene was born Jan. 3, 1930, in Freeman, to Paul and Mary (Wipf) Wollmann. She grew up in Freeman and Hurley. Vergene married Frank Stockland, Sr. on March 18, 1948. They farmed near the Wakonda area and raised nine children. Frank passed away in 1979. Vergene married Robert “Bob” Fletcher of Sioux City on April 2, 2005, and they resided in Akron, IA. Vergene enjoyed baking, dancing, embroidery, bingo and spending time with her family and friends. She was known as the butterfly grandma to her grandchildren and great grandchildren because she always wore a butterfly as part of her outfit. Vergene was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church in Sioux City, IA.
She was preceeded in death by her husband, Frank; her second, husband, Lloyd Fickbohm; her parents; two brothers, (Art and Arnold) and two sisters (Edna and Erma).
Survivors include her husband, Bob Fletcher of Akron, IA; nine children, David (JoAnn), Carol (Guy), Linda (Carl), Steve, Pam (Jim), Julie (Al), Frank (Robin), Banita (Musie) and Lee (Angie); as well as 23 grandchildren and 23 great- grandchildren.
Visitation was at Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion on Aug. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services were held Aug. 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church in Sioux City, IA, followed by a private burial ceremony at Union Cemetery with burial next to her first husband, Frank. hansenfuneralhome.com.