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Carroll G. “Buddy” Stogdill

Thursday, February 1, 2018
6:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Peterson Mortuary
212 S. Locust Street
Glenwood, Iowa 51534

Friday, February 2, 2018
10:30 AM
United Methodist Church
308 Evans Street
Macedonia, Iowa 51549


Carroll Gene “Buddy” Stogdill, 74 of Malvern, Iowa was born on August 25, 1943 and passed away from this earth on January 26, 2018 at Midlands Living Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa with his family at his side.

He was the 3rd of four children born to Carl Edward and Cleo Lillian (Hullinger) Stogdill.

He attended Malvern Public Schools for his entire education, graduating with the Class of 1961. He enjoyed attending many class reunions with his friends over the years. Following graduation, Bud enlisted in the United States Air Force, retiring in 1981 after 20 years of service.

His Air Force career took him to Keeler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS; Shemya AFB, AK; Wheeler AFB Oahu, HI; Thule AFB, Greenland and Offutt AFB in Bellevue, Nebraska. He spent most of his career working in personnel, base testing and security service.

On September 3, 1977, he was united in marriage to Susan Faye Wilhelm at the United Methodist Church in Macedonia, Iowa. They were blessed with two daughters, Jeanette Faye and Emily Lorraine. They made their home in Bellevue, Nebraska for one year, returning to his hometown of Malvern in 1978.

After his Air Force retirement, Bud worked at the Glenwood Resource Center for 26 years in the food service department. Following his “second retirement” he worked at Casey’s in Malvern “making the donuts” for 6 years. He often worked two jobs during his life; cooking at NCO clubs, delivering newspapers, auctioneering, Medivac ambulance service and catering many events.

He was a member of the Hillsdale United Methodist Church, American Legion and was a volunteer for the Malvern Rescue Unit for 20 years. For several years he played the role of town Santa in Malvern, enjoying the young children and hearing their wishes. Bud and Susan were active with parent organizations while their children were growing up and hosted exchange students from Germany, The Netherlands and Thailand. He enjoyed painting ceramics for many years and loved making dozens of sugar cookies and baked goods with his sisters to sell and share with others. He and his sister Trudy often made 120 dozen decorated sugar cookies at Christmastime.

Preceding Bud in passing were his parents, brother, Donald Stogdill. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Susan of Malvern, Iowa; daughters, Jeanette and husband Jess Pfrimmer of Adel, Iowa; Emily Stogdill and fiancé, Mikel Taylor of Glenwood, Iowa. His grandson, Grayson was his love and joy and he was looking forward to a granddaughter to be born in April.

Bud was a very proud father and grandfather, attending all of his daughters’ school, music and 4-H activities as they were growing up. In the past year, Bud and Susan enjoyed trips to Florida, South Dakota and attended several music and theater productions. He always enjoyed visiting with people and had “never met a stranger”. His jokes and kidding others made him a favorite with staff at the clinics, hospitals and care centers.

He is also survived by sisters, Nancy and husband Harold Smith of Omaha, Nebraska; Trudy and husband Tom Kirchmeier of Sioux City, Iowa; nieces, nephews, extended relatives and many friends.

Military Honors provided by the Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard.

Interment will be held at a later date in the Malvern Cemetery, Malvern, Iowa.

Memorials may be directed to the Malvern Volunteer Rescue.

12 Condolences

  • Donna Mackey Posted January 28, 2018 5:43 am

    It saddens me to hear of Bud’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you Susan and all your loved ones.

  • Rose Marie Brown Posted January 28, 2018 9:23 am

    Sue. My deepest sympathies to you and your family as you go through this saddest goodbye to Buddy.

  • Bill and Virginia Moorhouse Posted January 28, 2018 9:43 am

    Very sorry for your loss. We will always remember the fun times with Carroll at Keesler the 60s.

  • Bill and Virginia Moorhouse Posted January 28, 2018 9:45 am

    So sorry about Carroll’s passing.

  • Lisa Braden Jenkins Posted January 28, 2018 2:52 pm

    I was sad to hear about Buddy’s passing. My prayers go out to Susan and the family. I remember being at their wedding.

  • Bill & Rexanna Salmons Posted January 29, 2018 12:09 am

    Susan & Family, we are so sorry for your loss, may all your good memories bring you comfort. God be with you all.

  • Lonnie & Retha Hedlund Posted January 29, 2018 3:19 pm

    We are very saddened to hear of Bud’s passing and our thoughts and prayers go out to the Stogdill family. As we recall Bud always had a smile on his face and a contagious laugh. We were not that close over the past years but it is very clear that he was a very special person who touched so many lives . He will be sorely missed.

  • Fran Benedict Olson Posted January 30, 2018 1:08 pm

    Buddy was always friendly, smiling and not mean to us little kids. The world needs more guys like him!

  • Gary & Barbara Davis Posted January 30, 2018 5:32 pm

    We met Buddy while stationed in Biloxi in the 60’s. A kind and caring person who shared so much with us. We traveled to Iowa from Biloxi together during some icy winter roads, Buddy kept us entertained with jokes most of the way. Buddy assisted us in so many ways while we were in the service together, we were blessed to have known him..

  • Ron & Peggy Sarno Posted January 31, 2018 7:33 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • Kirk Lonn Posted January 31, 2018 6:02 pm

    Sorry to hear of Buddy’s passing. Susan and he were good friends to have while I worked at GSHS.Buddy took care of my parents estate auction. You are all in our prayers.

  • Don Aistrope Posted February 1, 2018 4:13 pm

    I’ll miss my lifelong friend – a great person.

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