Vergene Grace Stockland-Fletcher, 83, of Akron, Iowa went home to her Lord and Savior on August 9th, 2013 following complications from a stroke.
Vergene was born January 3rd, 1930 in Freeman, South Dakota to Paul and Mary (Wipf) Wollmann. She grew up in Freeman and Hurley. Vergene married Frank Stockland, Senior on March 18th, 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 2nd, 2005 and they resided in Akron, Iowa. 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, Iowa.
She was preceded 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, Iowa; 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 will be at Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion on August 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Funeral service will be held August 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church in Sioux City, Iowa followed by a private burial ceremony at Union Cemetery with burial next to her first husband, Frank.
Yankton Press & Dakotan
August 12, 2013