Stacy Ware, 70, of Oelwein, Iowa died on Monday morning, January 28, 2013 at Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters, Oelwein.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oelwein with Deacon Jim Patera officiating. Visitation: 3:30 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein. Scripture Service: 6:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein, Iowa. 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 on January 17, 1943 in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of Glen A. & 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 Corps 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 on 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, Pennsylvania & Rebecca (Tegan) Wilson of Chicago, Illinois; 2 Grandchildren: Abram & Hannah Wilson of Chicago, Illinois; 2 Brothers: Alan Ware of Phoenix, Arizona & Chris Ware of Phoenix, Arizona; Sister: Annette (Bill) Lorntson of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Niece: Tricia (Mark) Yost of St. Paul, Minnesota; Nephew: Neil (Reena) Lorntson of Minneapolis, Minnesota; 2 Brothers-In-Law: Gail Bridgeford of Ames & James O’Connor of Sonoma, California.
Stacy was preceded in death by his parents.