Anita Marie Stimson, 82, of Marion, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 29 at Terrace Glen Village in Marion.
Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 2nd at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Marion with burial at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery in Cedar Rapids. A public visitation will be an hour and a half before the service.
She was born September 26, 1937 in Vinton, Iowa. Daughter of Roy and Orpha (Zeman) Kerkman. She married Ralph Lyle Stimson on September 29, 1957 in Van Horn, Iowa.
Anita was confirmed at St. Andrews Lutheran Church and graduated high school in Van Horn with the class of 1955. She was employed with General Nutrition Center which was a job she loved. In her spare time she enjoyed being in her flower garden, spending time with her church community and her biggest joy was her grandchildren.
Survived by: her husband, Ralph of nearly 63 years; a daughter, Karie (Tyrone) Meyer of Marion; grandson, Daniel (Amanda) Meyer and their children, Madison, Gracie and Hayden; grandson Michael (Kristin) Meyer and their child Baylee; a brother, Galen (Linda) Kerkman of Van Horn, and two sisters, Marlys Gaines of Peterborough, Canada; and Janet Bigelow of Center, Colorado.
Preceded in death by: her parents; a son, Kent Stimson.
Memorials may be directed to the family.