The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


November 23, 2013

Vern 'Buck' H. Stoddard

Vern “Buck” H. Stoddard

May 19, 1927 - Nov. 22, 2013

CLINTON — Vern “Buck” H. Stoddard, 86, of Clinton, Iowa passed away on November 22nd, 2013 at Mercy Living Center - North, in Clinton. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 26th at Lemke Funeral Homes - South Chapel (2610 manufacturing drive -west side of Clinton Lawn Cemetery). A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 25th, at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Lemke Funeral Homes is assisting the family with arrangements.

Vern was born May 19th, 1927 in Sabula, Iowa, the son of Harry and Mable (Marr) Stoddard. He went through the Clinton school system. Vern was united in marriage to Pauline Varner on June 16th, 1945 in Clinton, Iowa.

Vern worked for Union Carbide in Clinton for over 20 years. Vern’s passion was fishing, and he did a lot of it. He was an avid cubs and bears fan. He enjoyed surfing the internet and even showed all the grandkids how to use the computer and navigate the internet. He loved Molly and Gizmo his two pets and loved all animals in general. Above all he loved his entire family very much and will be sadly missed by all.

Vern is survived by two daughters - Patricia Hovell of Camanche, IA., Brenda and Jerry Bader of Clinton, IA.; three sons - Michael Stoddard of Clinton, IA., Steven Stoddard of Clinton, IA., Frank (Holly) Stoddard of Clinton, IA.; twenty one grandchildren; several great grandchildren; three sisters - Carol Jones, June (Chuck) Knight, Shirley Huiling all of Clinton, IA.; one brother - Dennis (Louellen) Stoddard of Clinton, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Pauline, three brothers and two sisters.

Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Iowa Chapter 1730 28th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50266 or online at in Vern’s name.

Online condolences can be left at

Death date: Nov. 22, 2013

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