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Francis Stammeyer
June 26, 1932 - May 13, 2021

Francis “Frank” T. Stammeyer, 88 of Oelwein, IA, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2021 at his home with family by his side. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM with a Rosary Service at 3:45 PM on Monday May 17, 2021 at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 AM on Tuesday May 18, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.

Due to state and federal guidelines on gatherings regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing is required.  Those in attendance are required to wear a mask.

Frank was born on June 26, 1932 at the family farm near St. Lucas, IA to Peter and Magdelena (Klemmer). Frank was married to Rose “Rosie” I. Huber for 47 years, having 10 children. After Rosie’s death, Frank met and married Lucille “Lu” Polark.

Frank was a father to Francis Stammeyer, James (Kathy) Stammeyer, Patti Childers, Thomas (Patricia) Stammeyer, Rebecca (Michael) Fauser, Nancy (Ricky) Black, Robert (Karen) Stammeyer, Paul (Kim) Stammeyer, Vicki (Steve) Baker, and Christy Stammeyer; and a stepfather to Roger (Bobbi Jo) Polark, Jim (Mary Jo) Polark, Dennis Polark, and Pam Polark.

Frank fulfilled his life passion from an early age by becoming an electrician, serving the community for decades through his business Stammeyer Electric. Frank was a member of the Oelwein Fire Department from 1963-1991, ultimately becoming Assistant Fire Chief. Frank was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he enjoyed weekly mass and coffee with the “church ladies” and he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Frank’s hobbies included fishing trips, family reunions, playing cards, traveling the world, and spending time at the casino with family and friends. Frank loved being father, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great grandfather, and to some he was just Great Frank.

Along with “the kids” and his stepchildren, Frank is survived by his sister, Anita Herold, brother David (Jackie) Stammeyer, sister-in-law Cindy Stammeyer, 15 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 11 step grandchildren, 16 step great grandchildren, 4 step great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and close friends.

Frank is reuniting with his parents, Pete and Lena, wife Rosie, daughter Christy, wife Lu, son-in-law Mark, daughter-in-law Carolyn, stepson Dennis, brothers Donald, Richard, Florian, Peter, Lee, and Joe, sisters Margaret, Irene, and Marie, and brothers-in-law Cletus Herold, Jim Riffle, and William Schaufenbuel.

Frank lived his life his own way, on his own terms, and he will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sacred Heart Church in Oelwein, Oelwein Dollars for Scholars, or Cedar Valley Hospice in memory of Frank.


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Shannon & Debbie Hershey on May 21, 2021 at 7:05 AM said:

So very sorry for your loss. We send our deepest sympathy to his family.
Sheryl Gosse & the OHS class of 1969 on May 19, 2021 at 1:23 AM said:

To all Stammeyers,incldg Frank Jr, Jim/Kathy, Tom/Pat, Becky/Mike, Paul/Kim & the Polarks, You all have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dad and a super electrician. I never got to tell my stepdad goodbye, miss him very much. I'm also speaking for the OHS Class of 1969 (Pat's class).Cherish your memories and always be close with each other. Continue the traditions Frank and Rose made with your family. Both were special people to the rest who knew your family.
Elaine Gallagher on May 18, 2021 at 9:23 AM said:

Sending my deepest sympathy to the family.
James Polark on May 18, 2021 at 7:03 AM said:

God Bless you Frank. We will miss you. Thanks for being a great guy.

Thanks to All of the Stammeyer's for sharing your Dad with us.

He was a blessing to Lu and All the Polark's.
Mary Lee Stammeyer Johns on May 17, 2021 at 2:47 PM said:

My love and condolences to the entire family.
I knew Uncle Frank since I was a child as he and my dad (Lee Stammeyer), were brothers and close friends. I have so many memories of our fun times and Frank was always quick to laugh. Often, while traveling home from college in Cedar Rapids I would stop at his electrical shop in Oelwein ,to swap stories, of which, his were always the funniest! In the early 80’s, Uncle Frank and Aunt Rose traveled with my parents to Bisbee Arizona to visit me. Wild times were had by all! I will be eternally grateful to Uncle Frank and his daughter, Pattie , for their weekly visits to my dad while he was confined in Sumner. He so looked forward to their visits.
I will really miss our frequent phone conversations over the past year. May you Rest In Peace my favorite Uncle Frank??
Steve and Mary Reeder on May 17, 2021 at 12:11 PM said:

We always enjoyed our coffee time with Frank after school Mass. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mary K Sefert on May 17, 2021 at 9:18 AM said:

I will truly miss my coffee buddy. He amazed me with his recall of names and businesses from Oelwein. He always made me smile.
Dana & Diann Smith on May 17, 2021 at 9:16 AM said:

We will miss Frank at morning mass. May he rest in God's arms.
Tina Woodson on May 17, 2021 at 7:08 AM said:

I am so sorry for your loss! I pray you find peace in your memories. Thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the days ahead. God Bless you all!
Dan Stammeyer on May 17, 2021 at 6:40 AM said:

May the peace of Christ be with the family of Uncle Frank Dan and Carol I really enjoyed your dad at Hiicrest living when he visited Tootsie and my dad he was a very special Uncle I’ll miss him
Jerry Mundt on May 16, 2021 at 7:34 PM said:

Sorry for your loss, my sympathy for your family.
Christy (Kane) Paul on May 16, 2021 at 8:08 AM said:

So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. You have my Sincere Sympathy. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Christy(Kane)Paul and Family
Greg Bryan on May 15, 2021 at 9:37 AM said:

Rest in peace my friend
Nancy & Lyle Miller on May 15, 2021 at 8:33 AM said:

Condolences to all. Good guy & seemed to enjoy life in an easy going way. May he rest in peace-many will miss him

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