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“Keith & Family,Sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Doug & Celeste Anderson ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Doug Anderson - Hot Springs, AR

“Peggy & family,I wish to extend my sincere sympathy to you & your family during your time of mourning. My father passed away nearly 50 yrs ago, but I...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Denise Logli Jones - Ankeny

“Keith and family - so sorry to hear your dad has passed. I have so many good memories with your dad and he will be missed! Remember the beard...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Doug Copley - Owasso, OK

“SORRY ABOUT STAN---DIDNT KNOW THE FAMILY BUT BOUGHT A LOT OF TRUCK EQUIPEMENT FROM STAN AND HE ALWAYS TREATED ME RIGHT. DICK ...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: DICK FINCH - JEFFERSON, IA

“I am so happy your suffering has ended...I sure am missing you but I know we will see each other again! ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Peggy Foster - Des Moines, IA

“Barb, thinking of you and your family today. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Courtney Thomas - Urbandale, IA

“Keith, Chip and family,So sorry to hear of the loss of your father, grandfather and great grandfather. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Mike Wallace - Hot Springs, AR

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: John Kinsey - Ankeny, IA - Family

“Gatrost family: I know several of you and are thinking of your loss today. Prayers. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Janice Edmondson - Altoona, IA

“Keith and family, I am so sorry for your loss. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Shary Albaugh - Ankeny, IA

“Chip, Keith and Family, Sorry to read of your Father's passing. My condolences and God Bless ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Mike Rote - Ankeny, IA - Friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with you All! ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Jeanie Marquardt - Remsen, IA

“My heart is breaking because you are no longer with us but I know you are so happy seeing mom and Sara Jo again. I have so many memories that I will...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Barb Gatrost - Ankeny, IA


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Stanley Wayne Gatrost, age 86, passed away peacefully at home on November 26, 2016. Services will be held at Memorial Service of Iowa, 4208 North Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, Iowa. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Friday, December 2, 2016. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Saturday, December 3, 2016.

Stanley was born July 30, 1930 in Persia, Iowa, the son of Claude and Mildred (McClannahan) Gatrost. Stanley graduated from Missouri Valley High School in 1948. He married the love of his life, Joyce (Marquardt) on May 11, 1951 and they were blessed with 3 daughters, Sara Jo, Peggy and Barbara and 2 sons, Stanley, Jr. (Chip) and Keith.

He worked for Omaha Standard in Council Bluffs, Iowa for many years and in January 1967 became Manager of Des Moines Truck Equipment. He moved his family to Ankeny, Iowa in July 1967.

Stanley was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Des Moines. He enjoyed gardening, yard work, mushroom hunting, teaching Sunday school and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He will be greatly missed. Left to cherish his memories are his daughters, Peggy Foster (Leon) of Des Moines, and Barbara Gatrost (John Kinsey) of Ankeny; sons, Chip Gatrost (Deb) of Ankeny and Keith Gatrost (Cindy) of Center Point, 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Sisters-in-law, Joan Gatrost and Caroline Gatrost; brothers-in-law Hank Marquardt (Betty), Kenny Marquardt (Sandy) and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Joyce of 46 years; Daughter, Sara Jo, his parents and all his brothers and sisters.

The family would like to express its gratitude to Suncrest Hospice for the care they gave our dad during his illness. Their support through this difficult time was so very much appreciated.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Animal Rescue League of Iowa or Lewy Body Dementia Association.