OELWEIN – Stacy Ware, 70, of Oelwein, died Monday morning, Jan. 28, 2013 at Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters in Oelwein.
His funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oelwein with Deacon Jim Patera officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein.
The family will greet friends from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein, where a scripture service begins at 6 p.m.
A memorial fund has been established for the American Red Cross or the Wounded Warriors Project.
Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com
Stacy Ware was born Jan. 17, 1943 at Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of Glen A. and Audrey P. (Fort) Ware. Stacy graduated from Ottumwa High School in the class of 1961. He received his bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Iowa at Iowa City. Stacy served in the Peace Corp from 1966 to 1968 in India. Stacy served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was discharged in 1970. Stacy was united in marriage to Kathleen Ann O’Connor in June 4, 1970.
Stacy worked at Oelwein State Bank from 1971 to 1991. Stacy and Kathy moved to Waterloo where Stacy worked at the National Bank of Waterloo until 1997. They returned to Oelwein and Stacy worked at the First National Bank from 1997 until he retired in 2001. Stacy had previously been a member of the Oelwein Jaycees and Lions Clubs, the Waterloo Lions Club and was a mentor in Waterloo’s East High School.
Stacy is survived by his wife Kathy Ware of Oelwein; 2 daughters, Melissa (Michael) Pino of Philadelphia, Pa. and Rebecca (Tegan) Wilson of Chicago, Ill.; 2 grandchildren, Abram and Hannah Wilson of Chicago; 2 brothers, Alan Ware of Phoenix, Ariz., and Chris Ware of Phoenix, Arizona; a sister Annette (Bill) Lorntson of Minneapolis, Minn.; a niece Tricia (Mark) Yost of St. Paul, Minn.; a nephew Neil (Reena) Lorntson of Minneapolis; 2 brothers-in-law, Gail Bridgeford of Ames and James O’Connor of Sonoma, Calif.
Stacy was preceded in death by his parents.
Source: Oelwein Daily Register on Jan. 29, 2013