Colleen Stasi
June 20, 1935 - September 1, 2017

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. 

 

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Nancy Wallander on September 7, 2017 at 4:54 AM said:

Michelle
thinking of you and your family My prayers are with you
Robin and Bill Rosenstiel on September 6, 2017 at 7:31 PM said:

To Louie,Micheal,Michelle,Mindy,Marni,Marty and Matt and to All your Families,sending our very deepest sympathy;Beautiful Lady inside and out.
Steve & Donna Saathoff on September 5, 2017 at 4:44 AM said:

Our deepest sympathy to the Stasi family.
DIANNA DOPP BRANDENBURG on September 4, 2017 at 4:57 PM said:

I ONLY MET COLLEEN ONCE BUT SHE WAS SO SWEET AND KIND AND WILL BE MISSED BY MANY SENDING MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU ALL.yGk
Donna Fauser on September 4, 2017 at 12:54 PM said:

My deepest sympathy to the Stasi family in the loss of your loved one. My prayers to all of you.
Susan Clay Olive on September 4, 2017 at 11:16 AM said:

My condolences to Lou & family. I remember her coming in to Luigis when I worked there in 1969 after high school. She was a beautiful lady & her beautiful gray hair with the white in the front that looked like a gorgeous white flower. I just loved it. Time will ease the time between each grieving day. The pain & loss doesnt get any easier but the times of grief will get farther apart. Bless you all.
Beth Bunn on September 4, 2017 at 8:12 AM said:

I've known Colleen since I was in the 7th grade, always welcoming me in her home and keeping track of Marni and my adventures. She was the pillar of the Stasi family and will be missed by many! Rest in eternal life Colleen where there is no pain and join those who have passed before. Thinking of all the Stasi's as they say goodbye 'temporarily' to their mom, grandma, great grandma, aunt, cousin, wife and friend! She will live forever in your heart!
Beth Bunn on September 4, 2017 at 8:11 AM said:

I've known Colleen since I was in the 7th grade, always welcoming me in her home and keeping track of Marni and my adventures. She was the pillar of the Stasi family and will be missed by many! Rest in eternal life Colleen where there is no pain and join those who have passed before. Thinking of all the Stasi's as they say goodbye 'temporarily' to their mom, grandma, great grandma, aunt, cousin, wife and friend! She will live forever in your ????
Marina Carter and family on September 4, 2017 at 8:00 AM said:

Marni, Steve and the rest of the Stasi family - our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tough time. We know all too well how hard it is to loose "Mom". Sending hopes that time will ease the pain.
Jan Walters on September 4, 2017 at 4:49 AM said:

Colleen, you are my best and dearest friend. We will meet again in heaven and sit together in the sun on fluffy clouds. You are loved so much. Rest well.
Kathleen Lewis on September 3, 2017 at 7:14 PM said:

I met Colleen living downstairs from her son, Matt in Los Angeles. She was such a sweet person, so kind and gentle. I am glad I knew her for a little while.
Salvatore, Janelle, Mariah and Salvatore Deschino on September 3, 2017 at 7:11 PM said:

Our condolences to the entire family, May your memories bring you happiness and peace. Xo
Lyle & Nancy Miller on September 3, 2017 at 5:22 PM said:

Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these difficult times.
Suzette Hurst Foster on September 3, 2017 at 2:42 PM said:

Saddened by the news... The Stasis have had the loss of their business & now the family matriarch.. She was dearly loved by so many & instilled manors & Grace into her children... & then, Lou.. I am sending heartfelt love & hugs to you... God has taken away a masterpiece. Love you all, Suzy Hurst
Marquita Jacka on September 3, 2017 at 2:30 PM said:

I only met Colleen and Luigi once at Matt and Bylle's wedding. We all actually met on the plane that was taking us to LA for the wedding or our two kids. We enjoyed a laugh about that story. I could tell she was a wonderful lady and mom by the way all her kids looked after her. I know she was proud the day Matt was married. I know she will be missed greatly by her family. May you all remember the good times you had with her during your sad days!

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