Obit: Stacy, John (1867 - 1956)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Stacy, Lowe, Stephens, Buker, Monegar, Stroessner, Hauser, Hammerle, Stucki, Whiterabbit  

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) July 12, 1956 

Stacy, John (1 April 1867 - 5 July 1956) 

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Indian Mission Church at Black River Falls for John Stacy, 89, who died suddenly Thursday at his farm home near Willard. 

The Rev. Ben Stucki of the Winnebago Indian School and the Rev. Mitchell Whiterabbit officiated at the services.  Interment was in the Indian Mission Cemetery in Jackson County. 

The body reposed at the Georgas Funeral Home until noon Sunday at which time it was taken to the church. 

Mr. Stacy was born April 1, 1867, at La Crosse and most of his life was spent at Black River Falls.  He is the last of four who were the first Indians to be Christianized at the Mission in 1898.  Following his marriage to Martha Lowe in September, 1891, they continued to reside near Black River Falls.  In 1916 they moved to Clark County where they farmed near Greenwood until 1930.  They then moved back to Black River Falls, where he and his wife ran the mission until 1946.  They then returned to their farm near Greenwood to live with their sons.  He had been in failing health for the past several months.  Mrs. Stacy died June 27, 1954. 

He is survived by two sons, John and Alvin on the home farm, Greenwood; Mrs. Helen Stephens, Minneapolis; and Mrs. Ervin (Tillie) Buker, Willard; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, two sons, three daughters, one sister, two half-sisters, one brother and one half-brother. 

Pallbearers were: David, Gilbert and Theodore Lowe, Walter and Jesse Stacy, and Henry Stucki. 

The Rev. Ben Stucki sang one selection, "I Heard the Voice of Jesus" accompanied by Gretchen Hauser and Betty Hammerle.  

Relatives from out of town attending were: Mrs. Helen Stephens, Earl, Dale, Mary Ellen and John Stephens, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Monegar and family, all of Minneapolis; Harry Stroessner and family, Maple Lake, Minn.; Miss Marsha Monegar, Milwaukee, and Miss Marie Stephens, Chicago, Ill. 



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