Edward A. Stack, Jr.
September 16, 1928 – August 16, 2018
Glenwood City, Wisconsin
Proceeded in death by his son, Donald, mother and father, Anna and Ed Sr., brothers Morris, Larry, Harold, and sister Phyllis “Sis”.
Loving father of Jim (Julie), David, Lynne (Rick). Grandfather of Doug, Great Grandfather of Marshal.
Further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ed will be fondly remembered as a wonderful father and provider, courageous spirit, a man of honesty and integrity, someone with a sense of humor shared ever so slightly, but when shared you couldn’t stop laughing, a smile that made you feel special, and those beautiful blue eyes that were full of love for his children.
Born on September 16, 1928 in Glenwood City to Ed and Anna Stack. After graduating in 1947 from the 12th grade at Glenwood City high school Ed farmed with his father for a few years. On March 6, 1949, Ed enlisted in the Navy where he graduated from aviation machinist school and received his aviation certificate. Ed became a 3rd class petty officer and eventually was stationed at the shipyards in San Diego, CA, where he became a plane captain working with the F6F planes and guided missiles. Ed then wanted to be in the hangar and on the check crew doing plane examinations and periodic checks to ensure the planes were safe for flying. On March 7, 1952, Ed received an honorable discharge from the Navy due to back problems.
Ed returned to Glenwood City where he bought into the Glenwood City Implement business. During this time Ed’s brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Jeanne, introduced him to Judy who worked with Jeanne at Glenwood Hills Hospital in Golden Valley, MN. Ed and Judy were married and along with Judy’s two boys, Jim and David, the family resided in Glenwood City. But the implement business wasn’t quite making ends meet for the new family of four so Ed decided to sell his portion of the business. He landed a job with Honeywell in 1961 and moved the family of four to the Twin Cities. Lynne was born in 1962, Donald in 1963.
Ed and Judy eventually divorced, and when Judy passed away in 1972, Ed became a single parent raising and providing for his four children.
Ed lost his son, Donald, in 1980 in a motorcycle accident.
In the early 1980’s brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Jeanne, were at it again with their match making. They introduced Ed to Pat Anderson who lived in Wilson WI. Ed retired from Honeywell in the late 1980’s and moved to Wilson, WI, where Pat lived. Ed and Pat spent 21 years together, enjoying many of those years traveling in their RV.
After Pat’s passing, Ed moved back to Glenwood City in 2010 where he resided until his death.
Service will be held Thursday, August 23rd, 11:00 AM, at Wilson Lutheran Church, 401 310th Street, Wilson, WI 54027. Visitation one hour prior to the service.
Private Interment at a later date.