5-7 p.m., Friday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Armstrong
Nazareth Lutheran Church
10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 26, 2017
Pastor Lauri Boysen – Officiating
Weiby – Johnson VFW Post #5232
Armstrong Grove Cemetery - Armstrong, Iowa
Paul "Jed" Stebritz, the son of Frank and Gertrude (Paul) Stebritz, was born June 14, 1933 in Algona, Iowa. He died on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa at the age of 84.
Jed received his education at St. Cecelia High School in Algona. He enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 19, completing basic training in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Jed then served during the Korean Conflict until being honorably discharged in 1956. He was a Lifetime Member of VFW Post 5232 in Armstrong where he served as Post Commander, as well as VFW 10th District Commander.
On February 14, 2003, he married Arla Bergen and the couple made their home in Armstrong. He was employed with Art’s Way Manufacturing in Armstrong for 36 years. Jed was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes and St. Louis Cardinals fan. He also enjoyed gardening, dancing and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong.
Left to cherish Jed's memory are his wife, Arla of Armstrong; children, Donald (Anna) Stebritz of Greybull, WY; LuWanda (Chris) Towell of Estherville; Amanda (Cory Folkerts) Murray of Emmetsburg; step-sons, Brent (Jennifer) Quiram and Bradley Quiram; 10 grandchildren, Christopher, Elizabeth, and Jayden Stebritz; Taylor (Samantha) and Cody Linn; Lyndsay and Ashton Towell; Logan and Tianna Murray and Kynlee Folkerts; step-grandchildren, Kyle, Payton, Rylea and Sophie Quiram; great-grandchildren, Charlotte Linn and Waylon Linn; sister, Sr. Marie Therese Coleman; brother, Alfred Coleman; and brothers-in-law, Brian and Glenn Bergen. Also, Dorothea, Shyla, John, Leala, and Rebecca, who will always have a special place in his heart; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He has been preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Charles Thomas; grandson, Garrett Towell; 8 brothers and 6 sisters.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials.