Mary Colleen Stasi, 82, of Oelwein passed away on Friday September 1, 2017 at her home. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Tuesday September 5, 2017 with a Parish Rosary at 3:45 pm at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 AM on Wednesday September 6, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with Father Ray Atwood officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.
Colleen was born on June 20, 1935 in Oelwein to parents Cornelius and Helen (Byrne) O’Brien. She graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Oelwein with the class of 1953. On June 22, 1957 she was united in marriage with Luigi Dominic Stasi at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mason City. Colleen was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein. She enjoyed sunbathing with Aunt Jan and following family in all their events. She also loved her sherbet and always had “jello jigglers” in the fridge. She always said “Family forever and always, no matter what” “Don’t worry be happy” and “Keep your dauber up”. She was dearly loved and will be missed.
Colleen is survived by her Husband Luigi; her children: Michael (Deb Sypal) Stasi of Omaha, NE, Michelle (John) Moran of Cedar Rapids, Mindy (Bruce) Shelangoski of Cedar Rapids, Marni (Steve) Heisler of Cedar Rapids, Marty (Tammy) Stasi of Oelwein and Matt (Bylle) Stasi of Los Angeles, CA; her grandchildren: Cassandra (Steve), Garret (Lauren), Lucas, Christina, Heather (Aaron), Bryan (Brenna), Matthew, Zach (Becky), McKenna (Luke), Nicholas and Natalie; her great-grandchildren: Gavin, Gabby, Ellie, Esten, Camden and Adi; her cat Maggie. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son; Marti Jo in infancy; her brothers: Dr. Jack “John” O’Brien and Michael O’Brien; her sisters: Sheila Stasi and Connie O’Brien.