Frank and Grace (Beranek) Stinocher with daughter Dorothy and grandson Larry, undated


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Frank and his wife Anastasia Grace (Beranek) Stinocher stand by a house, their daughter Dorothy (Stinocher) Stimmel between them. Dorothy holds her baby son, Larry Stimmel; she looks down at him, her hair tied back with a ribbon. Frank also looks down at Larry and holds his grandson's foot in both of his hands. Grace's gaze is straight forward and she smiles, as if posing for a second camera. Both the women wear patterned dresses, while Frank wears overalls.

Frank Stinocher was born on November 15, 1889 to Frank and Elizabeth Stinocher in Solon, Iowa. Anastasia Grace was born on December 6, 1899 to Adolph and Barbara (Cihla) Beranek in Cedar County, Iowa. The couple married on January 25, 1922 in St. Wenceslaus Church in Iowa City, Iowa. They had two children: Francis (b. 1923) and Dorothy (b. 1927)

In 1929, the family moved to Coralville, Iowa. Frank worked at the River Products Company. Upon his retirement, Frank and Grace moved to Marshalltown, Iowa. Frank died on August 20, 1959, and Grace followed him on January 19, 1968 (Ancestry Library; Lovetinsky et al., p. 124; Iowa City Press-Citizen, 1959; Iowa City Press-Citizen, 1968).

Dorothy married Calvin Earl Stimmel, who was born on October 27, 1924 to Elmer and Fannie Stimmel in East Lucas, Iowa. They had three sons: Gene, Larry, and Dale. Calvin died on March 7, 1997 and is now buried in the Fort Smith National Cemetery (Ancestry Library; Lovetinsky et al., p. 124).


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