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Leo E. Stack, Jr. services Friday in Florida

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Leo Eugene Stack, Jr., age 80, of Inverness, Florida, died Nov. 25, 2012 at Arbor Trail Health & Rehab Center.

Leo was born in East Gary, Ind., on Sept. 18, 1932 to the late Leo Eugene Stack, Sr., and Geraldine Roark Stack and moved to Florida in 1972 from Porter, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth on Nov. 11, 2009 and by two daughters, Jo Ann Haney and Andrea Louise Stack Clayton.

He is survived by three children, Leo Eugene Stack, III of Ft. Myers, Fla.; Kathy Jo Stack Ganga, Ironwood, Mich.; Lisa Ann Stack Corey, Porter, Ind.; four step-children, Charles Mergl, Kingston, New York; Joseph Mergl, Waldwick, New Jersey; William and Robert Mergl, both of Inverness, Fla.; his brother and sister, Ronald J. (Doris) Stack, Titusville, Fla. and Nona (Bill) Ong, Chesterton, Ind.; 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren and 9 step-great-grandchildren.

Also surviving, special daughter-in-law, Alice Wells, and Walter Wilson, a good friend for 40 years.

He was a water testing and certification technician for the City of Inverness and served in the U.S. Navy. He was the last surviving charter member of the Inverness Moose Lodge No. 2112 and also was a member of the Eagles Lodge. He created the curriculum for the waste water management certificate program at the Withlacoochee Vocational School. He was an all around intelligent person who loved worldly travels and was an avid participant in conserving natural resources.

Most of all, he was a loving husband to his wife, Ruth whom he married on August 14, 1984 until her passing on November 11, 2009. He also was a loving father, son, brother, and grandfather. He will be missed in the hearts and lives of his family and friends.

Funeral services will be on Friday, Nov. 30, at 11:00 a.m. from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Erwin Belgica, of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service.



Posted 11/28/2012