In Memory of Jimmie M. Stone

Jimmie M. Stone
Jimmie M. Stone
Born: January 28, 1923
Died: November 16, 2016
Age: 93
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Jimmie M. Stone
January 28, 1923 - November 16, 2016
From: Nevada, IA

Jimmie M. Stone, age 93, of Nevada, died Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at Story County Senior Care Center.  Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada, with Pastor Myron Herzberg officiating.  Burial will follow in the Nevada Cemetery, with military honors conducted by William F. Ball Post No. 48 of the American Legion.  Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday one hour prior to services. 

Jimmie Marvin Stone was born on January 28, 1923, at home in Maxwell, Iowa, to I.R. Stone and Leona (Wood) Stone.  He grew up and attended school in Nevada, Iowa, graduating from high school in 1942. He then served in the Coast Guard during World War II--protecting the eastern shores and playing trumpet in the highly regarded Coast Guard Band to raise funds and troop morale.

On August 8, 1945, Jimmie was united in marriage to Thelma Caltvedt at Bethany Lutheran Church in McCallsburg. The couple was blessed with three children, Denny, Lana, and Debra. Jimmie and Thelma were married for 69 years, and they were a model of love and commitment for their family and community.  They served as each other’s strength in a marriage filled with love and friendship.

Jimmie's life focused on family, church, work, friends, and music.  At Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada, he served as secretary of the church council, and he was active in the building of the church in the 1960s. He was a member of the VFW, the American Legion, and the Masonic Lodge.  He often served on honor guards at veterans’ funerals, and he eagerly participated in a military honor flight to Washington, D.C., in 2009. Jimmie participated in many local activities, and with his positive, hard-working attitude, he was a true asset to his community.

Jimmie was a dedicated worker, and during his years running Stone’s DX Gas Station in Nevada, he put the true meaning into the concept of "full service." After selling the gas station, Jimmie worked at Ace Hardware in Nevada, and part-time as a greeter at McFarland Clinic in Ames.  In work--as in his social and family life--Jimmie always treated others with respect and love. This beautiful attitude meant he was loved and respected in return by all who knew him.

Survivors include two daughters, Lana (Dan) Gogerty of Ames, and Debra (John) Milligan of Washington, D.C.; four grandchildren, Nicole (Joe) Spradling of Des Moines, Nathan (Andrea) Stone of Clive, David (Jessica) Gogerty of Ankeny, and Ellen (Austin) Hames of Ankeny; nine great-grandchildren, Kevin, James, Isabelle, Katherine, Tyler, Madison, Callan, Savannah, and Eliana; and brothers, Paul and Bill Stone.  Jimmie was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma; his son, Denny; his parents; and his brother, Robert. 

Our family extends our heartfelt gratitude to Story County Senior Care and the Story County Hospital for all their wonderful care through Jimmie's last years.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Jimmie and his family.


Friday, November 25, 2016 at 11:44 AM
“To the Stone family,
We were saddened to hear of Jimmie's passing. Thinking of you and wishing you strength in the days ahead. Jimmie was a true gentleman and it was an honor to have known him.
Pat and Hal Long”
- Hal Long
Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 6:38 PM
“Lana, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I am thinking about you and your entire family. ”
- Nancy Howard
Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 10:22 AM
“My thoughts and prayers for the family.
The Lord be with all of you!”
- Roberta Griffith Sodt
Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 11:09 AM
“Jimmy Stone was a great guy and always greeted folks with a nice smile. Thanks for the memories while you owned the DX station!
- Barry L Kenney
Friday, November 18, 2016 at 2:55 PM
“Karen & I along with my Mother (Joyce) wish to express our heartfelt sympathy. Jimmie was a lovely man and we both shared our love and appreciation of music together. We were happy to have had the opportunity to see him at the last Caldtwedt Reunion. He will be missed. He was a special guy.

Kent, Karen & Joyce”
- Kent Anderson
Friday, November 18, 2016 at 12:22 PM
“My heartfelt sympathies to you daughters, grandkids, and extended family.

I loved Jimmie and Thelma during the 2.5 years I knew them from going to LTC in Nevada where I placed my late husband, Jack Gordon.

Jimmie always had a smile on his face :) He was a joy to be around, so positive. He was lost without your beloved mom's passing.

I'm the woman there who led the FARKLE dice game every Sun. afternoon and talked to you about body donations after last year's memorial service for those who had passed from there. He joined us several times.

Now your parents are together again in good health and no more pain. I have many wonderful memories of your dad wearing my different "BONNETS" on each occasion I was there weekly ;)

RIP JIMMIE; you made a huge difference in each of our lives and thank you for serving proudly in the service.”
Friday, November 18, 2016 at 9:40 AM
“Many thoughts, prayers and remembrances are with you at this time of loss. My parents were faithful patrons, and taught my brother and me well, as we all went to Stones DX! So sorry for your tremendous loss.”
- Bruce L Adams
Friday, November 18, 2016 at 9:40 AM
“We were so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. He was one of the best ”
- Larry & Trudy Myers
Friday, November 18, 2016 at 9:39 AM
“Lana & Deborah:
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. God bless you all with peace at your loss of your Dad.
Enjoyed visiting with your Dad at the 1942 class reunions of Nevada High School. My Mom (Myra McBride) was a fellow classmate. She passed in 2009.
Thank You Jimmie for your service in the Coast Guard in World War 2.
Cindy Hutt”
- Cindy Hutt
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 3:06 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Special thoughts go to daughter, Lana, a fellow NHS graduate of the class of 1969. I do remember this couple well and know that my parents thought very highly of them. God bless you all with peace at your loss.

Vicki (Christy) Schnack”
- Vicki (Christy) Schnack
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10:30 a.m.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Memorial Lutheran Church
Nevada, Iowa


Pastor Myron Herzberg


Joe Spradling
Nathan Stone
David Gogerty
Austin Hames
Dan Gogerty
John Milligan


One hour prior to services
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Memorial Lutheran Church
Nevada, Iowa


Lois Theesfield, Organist


Nevada Municipal Cemetery
Nevada, Iowa
Military honors by
William F. Ball Post No. 48
of the American Legion