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STINES, Homer G. (1937-2020)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 1/28/2021 at 14:11:52

Homer G. Stines
(April 30, 1937 – December 6, 2020)

HOLSTEIN – Private family services for Homer “Pete” G. Stines, 83, of Holstein were held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Holstein with Msgr. Kenneth A. Seifried officiating with Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home in Holstein in is in charge of arrangements.
Burial was in the Holstein Cemetery at Holstein, with military rites by American Legion Dessel-Schmidt Post #225 at Holstein.
Homer “Pete” G. Stines Sr. was born April 30, 1937, in Correctionville to Lloyd Leroy and Ellen Geneva (Widner) Stines. Pete joined the U.S. Air Force Sept. 21, 1954, and was stationed at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey. It was there he met the love of his life, Marie. He married Marie Lillian Leonard Oct. 13, 1956, in New Jersey. They lived in New Jersey for two years before moving to Correctionville. They lived there until 1962, when they moved to Holstein. Pete and Marie were blessed with four children. After moving to Holstein, Pete worked at the Blue Eagle, cleaning, tending bar and helping in the restaurant. He then took a job at the Phillips 66 Station and ran the star route from Holstein to Carroll. For four years, Pete worked under Bill Ericksen at the Standard Station until he purchased it. He owned and operated it for six years. On Aug. 1, 1973, Pete and Marie got their start in the shoe business by opening Das Schuhhaus. In 1978, he built a shoe repair shop behind Das Schuhhaus and cobbled shoes for 28 years before retiring in 2006. Always a hard worker, in addition to running his business, he worked part-time for Barker Funeral Home. He would spend his days at the funeral home and nights at the shoe shop, sometimes putting in 22-hour days. After Nick and Sara Jensen purchased the funeral home in 2008, he worked part-time for them and was still a valuable part of their funeral home family until his death. He came in daily to help in any way that he could.
He also was a volunteer for the Holstein Fire Department. He was a longtime member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. He died Dec. 6, 2020, at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Pete is survived by his children: Homer Stines Jr. and wife, Melissa of Cushing; Beverly Stines of Cherokee; Mark Stines and wife, Pam of Dakota City, Neb.; and Todd Stines of Kelley; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Pete was preceded in death by his parents; his loves of his life, Marie, and their beloved dog, Sweet Pea; his siblings; and several nieces and nephews.
Sources: Ida County Courier, Ida Grove, Iowa, Fri, Dec 18, 2020 and Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home & Monument Company, Holstein, Iowa at https://www.nicklasdjensenfh.com/


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