Services for Stan Black, 81, of Chariton, will be Thursday, December 22, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made in Stan’s name to Pin Oak Marsh or Care Initiatives Hospice.
Stanley Wayde Black was born at home in Clarke County, Iowa to Wayde and Othella Black on February 21, 1941. He attended country school at Puckerbrush School and then graduated from Chariton High School in 1959. After graduating he did carpentry and construction work before he was drafted into the Army during Vietnam. He was stationed in Panama. Upon being honorably discharged from the Army, Stan worked at Maytag in Newton for a year. While working in Newton he met Linda Springer and the couple was married in 1966. In 1967 they moved to Chariton and Stan began his career with Hy-Vee, first in the warehouse and then as a truck driver. His CB handle was “Detroit Draggin” as he drove a truck with a Detroit in it that was always dragging behind.
Stan and Linda were blessed with two children, Brenda and Charlie. As the kids were growing up, Stan enjoyed Sunday drives with the family. He loved taking them fishing at Art’s pond or Glen’s pond. He even made a ball diamond in the yard, using bricks as bases. It did not take long for the neighborhood kids to come over to start up a game.
Stan worked hard for everything he had, was very proud and never once took anything for granted. Everything had value to him, but nothing more than his family. He was a very protective father, and once the kids were old enough to drive, he made sure they had a dependable vehicle. He spent countless hours working with Charlie on his Mustang. When the kids would be driving any distance, he made sure to check the oil, tire pressure and anything else he could think of, mainly just to have on more minute with his kids before they left.
Stan loved the outdoors and enjoyed rock hunting, pheasant hunting and was a fishing fanatic. Summer vacations were spent boating with the entire family as the grandchildren were growing up. Stan collected just about anything including pens, coins and baseball cards, just to name a few. He was a NASCAR fan and loved to watch Dave and Ryan Blaney. He tinkered with cars and Wheel Horse lawn tractors. He was obsessed with Menards and Harbor Freight and always watched the sales and coupons. The grandchildren thought the Menards jingle should be “Save No Money at Menards” as grandpa loaded up when he went there. He was always thoughtful in giving gifts of tools and things he made and would personalize them with an engraved sentiment.
Stan retired in 2004 after 37 years with Hy-Vee. After retirement, he always enjoyed Monday breakfasts and drives down country roads. Many interesting “adventures” took place on these Monday excursions.
Stan didn’t say a lot, but when he spoke you listened. His family was his greatest treasure, and he adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren, just as they adored him.
Stan is survived by his wife of 56 years, Linda; his children: Brenda (Kevin) Vande Lune, Charlie Black and daughter-in-law Carie Black; grandchildren: Richie (Cami) Vande Lune, Nikki (Travis) Morr and Cayde Black; four great grandchildren: Amerlee, Jaelyn, Jentry and Ella; along with a sister, Martha McVey; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Wayde and Othella Black; and brother, Dale and sister-in-law Betty Black.
The service will be livestreamed through the following link: https://my.gather.app/remember/stan-black