Terry Joseph Stumpf, 71, of Riverside, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics surrounded by family. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 2, 2023, at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Holy Family Parish in Riverside, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Holy Family Parish. Following the services, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the St. Mary’s Parish Center. The burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Holy Family Parish or Riverside Emergency Services Association or charity of your choice in memory of Terry. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sandhfuneralservice.com. The Snyder and Hollenbaugh Funeral and Cremation Services of Riverside is caring for Terry’s family and arrangements.
Terance Joseph Stumpf was born on February 16, 1952, in Washington, Iowa, the son of Robert “Red” Joseph and Rita Frances (Thomann) Stumpf. He was a 1970 graduate of Mid Prairie High School. On December 11,1971 Terry was united in marriage to Mary Jane Kron at the St. Mary’s Church in Riverside.
Terry began his construction career at Kalonial Mobile Home Industries, Briskey Cabinet Company, and Paul Boyd Construction Company. In 1976 Terry and his father started Stumpf Construction Inc. with a focus on building and remodeling new homes. He later created the Basement MD a division of Stumpf Construction which specializes in basement structures, repairs, and waterproofing. He was fortunate to work side by side with many family members and friends.
He had a great love of the outdoors, and his many hobbies included hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, camping and boating. He specifically enjoyed boating on the Iowa and Mississippi rivers. He loved spending time with family and friends at Goose Bottom cabin.
Terry enjoyed repairing tractors, boats, and cars, and he participated in many tractor rides and car shows.
He loved spending outdoor time with his grandkids, was quick-witted, and had a clever sense of humor. He enjoyed playing pranks and scaring the heck out of friends and family, especially the kids. He was currently building a pond in his backyard which was a 20-year dream of his.
Terry was a very active member of the Riverside community, and generously volunteered his time and talents to many organizations. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Riverside Area Community Club, Riverside Business Association, Eastern Iowa Sled Heads snowmobile club, and he served on the board of directors for Peoples Trust and Savings Bank. He was an active supporter of improving and maintaining waterways and soil preservation for future generations and has planted thousands of trees over the years.
Terry will be deeply missed by his wife, Mary Jane Stumpf of Riverside; his children, Jill (Jeffrey) Burrows of North Liberty, Chad (April) Stumpf of Riverside, and Jody (Eric) Fisher of North Liberty; eight grandchildren, Kyla Burrows, Tate Stumpf, Quinn Stumpf, Madilyn Stumpf, Riley Fisher, Clara Fisher and Griffin Fisher, and siblings, Randy (Betty) Stumpf of Kalona, Nancy (Jim) Flynn of Washington, Beverly (Bob) Miller of Riverside, Nick (Sue) Stumpf of Ainsworth, Tim (Kris) Stumpf of Lone Tree, Laurie (Randy) Sexton of Riverside, Rod Stumpf of Kalona, and Bonnie Stumpf of Hills.
Terry was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Trevor Burrows, and brother Michael Stumpf.