Fred Stookey

Fred L. Stookey, 82, of Gilbert, Ariz. (formerly of Winterset) passed away peacefully on April 14, 2019.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at Caldwell Parrish Winterset Chapel. Burial will follow in the Union Chapel Cemetery near Patterson. A luncheon will be held at Farmers and Merchants Bank following the service at the cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Fred Lee Stookey, son of Wilbur and Viola (Schaefer) Stookey, was born Nov. 8, 1936, in Polk County, Iowa. He attended schools in the Des Moines area and graduated from Des Moines Technical High School. Fred enlisted in the Army following high school. He was united in marriage with Belinda Ware on Nov., 29, 1958; one daughter was born to this union. Fred worked at Firestone Tire & Rubber for over 30 years, retiring in 1987. In his retirement, Fred enjoyed working at Farmers and Merchants Bank. He was a 4-H leader for over 30 years, and was a member of the Patterson United Methodist Church and the Madison County Coon Hunters Association. Fred and Belinda were avid Winterset athletics fans and were honored as Fans of the Year in 2005-06. They moved to Arizona in the Apache Junction area in 2007. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Viola Stookey; his wife, Belinda Stookey; and a brother, Marvin (Jackie) Stookey.

He is survived by his daughter, Kristin (Dan Hammond) Stookey of Gilbert, Ariz.; brother-in-law, Dennis Ware of Wisconsin; and many other family members and friends.

Arrangements are being handled by Caldwell-Parrish  Funeral Home, Winterset Chapel. Online condolences  may be left at