Obituary Record

Vernon Clifford Stacy
Died on 2/4/2020

#1-Published in the Pilot-Tribune February 11, 2020

Vernon Clifford Stacy was born on Jan. 19, 1932, and passed away on Feb. 4, 2020. Vernon was born to Kit and Madge (Kephart) Stacy. He is survived by brother, Carson, eight children, 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and seven step-children. Proceeded in death by his parents, son, Danny, and wife, Fern.

#2-Published at

Columbus resident, Vernon Clifford Stacy, 88, after a long battle with cancer, passed away peacefully at his home, February 4th 2020.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday February 10th, 2020 at Peace Lutheran Church in Columbus, Nebraska with Pastor Klatt and Pastor Burma presiding. Hartman Post #84 will be providing military honors with lunch following. Interment will be at Evergreen cemetery in St. Edward, Nebraska following lunch.

Visitation will be Sunday February 9th at McKown Funeral Home from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the wishes of the family or donor’s choice.

Vernon Clifford Stacy was born January 19, 1932 in Glenwood, Iowa to Kit Carson and Madge (Kephart) Stacy. At age nine, they moved to Blair, Nebraska where he graduated from Blair High School in 1950 and entered the Navy during the Korean Campaign from January 1951 and was discharged in November 1954. He was married to Sue Ray in 1950 and had seven children Cindy, Danny, Diana, Melanie, Lisa, Valerie and James. In 1966, he married Peggy Jasa and had two children Tim and Angela. In 1986, he married Fern Bonk and became a beloved step-father to Christina, David, Michael, Joanne, Kathleen and Sharon.

Vernon was proud of his service in the United States Navy where he trained and served as an electrician. After his service, he worked in Insurance, Telephone Lineman, Manager of the Telephone exchange in St. Edward, Nebraska and then owned Stacy Electric in St. Edward until he was hired at Dale Electronics (Vishay) retiring in January of 1994.

Vern, as he liked to be called, had several passions in his life, but his love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ reigned over all. His love for his family never wavered and spending time with them was important to him. To say Vern was an avid golfer would be a gross understatement. He loved golf and the fellowship of his golf partners. He enjoyed fishing and was a lifelong Nebraska Cornhusker and Kansas City Chiefs fan.

Vernon was a member of Peace Lutheran Church where he was a council member, served on the board of elders, was an usher, a trustee, lay associate and Stephen Minister. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and V.F.W.

He is survived by:
Daughter: Cynthia Garcia of Bellevue, NE
Daughter: Diana Clark of Alexandria, TN
Daughter: Melanie (Robert) Florence of Papillion, NE
Daughter: Lisa (Chris) Formico of Omaha, NE
Daughter: Valerie Dean of Blair, NE
Son: James Stacy of Omaha, NE
Son: Tim (Paige) Stacy of McCool Junction, NE
Daughter: Angela (Han) Herrick of Chico, CA
Brother: Carson Stacy of Omaha, NE
Stepdaughter: Christina (Gary) Kelly of Thayer, IA
Stepson: David Bonk of Kearney, NE
Stepson: Michael (Betsy) Bonk of Columbus, NE
Stepdaughter: Joanne (Jim) Winter of York, NE
Stepdaughter: Kathleen Bonk of Columbus, NE
Stepdaughter: Sharon Bonk (fiancé Mark Diersen) of Columbus, NE
Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren

He was preceded in death by:
Parents: Kit and Madge Stacy
Wife: Fern Stacy
Son: Danny Stacy
Stepdaughter-in-law: Shirley Bonk
Great grandson: Jeremiah Kleinschmidt

~~~Obituaries courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska Public Library~~~

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Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 2/11/2020