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Winifred “Winnie” Stach

March 25, 2015

Rossville—Winnie Stach, 92, died peacefully on March 25, 2015 at her daughter’s home in Rossville.

She was born September 2, 1922 in Rossville to Ernest and Mary Orrick Decker. She married Frank Stach November 14, 1943 in Corvallis, OR. He died September 7, 1999. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn Schmitz, on November 28, 1994, and two brothers, Robert and Willis Decker.

Mrs. Stach is survived by a daughter, Virginia Meyer, and husband Tom of Rossville; Grandson, Blake Meyer, Rossville, Granddaughter, Gretchen Upton, and husband Kory, San Antonio, TX, Grandson, Matthew Schmitz, and wife, Julie, Bend, OR, Grandson, Nathan Schmitz, Alameda, CA; Great-grandsons, Oliver and Gabe Upton, San Antonio, TX; her sister, Charlotte Kling, St. Marys and a brother, Gerald Decker, Topeka.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Rossville United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Rossville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8:00 P.M. Monday, March 30, 2015 at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rossville United Methodist Church, 411 Pearl St., Rossville, Kansas 66533, the Rossville Senior Center, 429 Pearl St., Rossville, Kansas 66533 or to a program for feeding the homeless at Mother Teresa Church; Attn: Sandwich Ministry, 2014 NW 46th St., Topeka, Kansas 66618.

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11 thoughts on “Winifred “Winnie” Stach

  1. Virginia, Tom, Blake, Gretchen & family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Winnie’s passing. She was such a sweet lady. Please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss.
    The Stum’s ~ Sis & Wilbur,Jr., Mick, Tami & Haylie Jo

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Gretchen shared wonderful stories of her Grandmother with us. We are sorry for your loss.
    Lorraine and Will Osburn, San Antonio TX

  3. I am sorry for your loss. I hope you will find some comfort in Jesus’ promise of the resurrection, when those who are sleeping in death will be raised up and restored back to life. (John 5:28,29) Lazarus was a fine example of what Jesus can and will do with the power of holy spirit given to him by his Father, Jehovah God. (John 11:11-14,35-44)

  4. Virginia, Tom, and Family
    This note of sympathy to you folk in the loss of Winnie. Years ago when I first came to Rossville, I had purchased 2 tractors on a farm sale near St. Marys. Frank without knowing who I was graciously loaned me his air bubble to take along to pump up a tire on one of the tractors. Through that I got to know Frank and Winnie just a little bit. They were always very kind to me and I want you folks to know how much I appreciated them.
    Steve Gee

  5. I am so sorry to hear of Winnie’s passing. She was a delightful woman and I enjoyed bowling with her for several years in the senior leagues at Westridge Lanes. She will be missed.

  6. Charlotte

    I am so sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Larissa Stoddard

  7. Virginia, Tom, and Charlotte
    Am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was very lucky to have you and Tom to care for her. My folks always thought a lot of your parents, and my mom so enjoyed their last couple of visits at your house in Rossville. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you

    Linda Kelsey Wise

  8. Winnie was much more than a sister to me growing up, she was like a second mother. I will miss her deeply. We have many good memories

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