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John Anthony Stimac

John A. Stimac

John Anthony Stimac, 69, of Herington, Kansas, died on Friday, August 30, 2019 at his home.  John was born on July 27, 1950, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Steve and Evelyn (Birdsong) Stimac. He graduated from St. Peter’s grade school in 1964 in Kansas, City, KS. He was a 1968 graduate of Bishop Ward High school, and a 1970 graduate of Donnelly College.  John joined the Rock Island Railroad in June of 1968, which brought him to Herington, Kansas in 1973.  He served as an engineer for the Rock Island Railroad from 1973 to 1980.  On August 10, 1974, he was united in marriage to Rosalie Kay Reising at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Kansas City, Kansas.  John joined the Postal Service in 1985 at the Herington Post Office.  In 1991, he was appointed Postmaster for the White City Post Office, where he served until his retirement in 2015.  John was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Herington, where he participated in Knights of Columbus, served as treasurer for eight years, and sang in the church choir.  He also served on the Herington Tree Board, Herington Library Board, and was a member of the Herington Jaycees.  John served as a USD 487 Board of Education member from 1991-2004.  John loved to spend time with his family and friends, and had a great sense of humor.  He was a kind and caring person and a loving husband and father.

John is survived by his wife of 45 years, Rosalie; two daughters, Melissa Brunner (husband Nolan) of Lost Springs and Sarah Fenske (husband Jared) of Hillsboro; one son, Joseph of St. Paul, MN (partner Cameron Fure); two sisters, JoEllen Estenson of Rollins, MT (husband Pat), and Veronica Warson of Louisburg (husband Phil); one brother, Larry Stimac of Plano, TX (wife JoAnne); six grandchildren – Leah and Noah Brunner, and Makenna, Kolton, Wesley, and Beau Fenske; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother James Stimac, and granddaughter, Brooke Fenske. 

A funeral mass is scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Herington, KS, with Father Peter O’Donnell officiating. Interment will follow at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.  The family will receive friends prior to the funeral mass from 10:00-10:45 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the St. John’s Catholic Church Renovation Fund, 712 North Broadway, Herington, KS, 67449. 

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I was deeply saddened to hear of John's passing. I remember so many wonderful times when my sisters & I would hang around with the Stimac family, especially John & Veronica, on 24th Street. I miss those days and the fun we had. John was such a delight. Kind & funny and didn't seem to mind having to put up with all of us girls. Rest in Peace Johnny! Love to the Stimac family!

Frances Salash Starman Apr 17 2020 12:00 AM

Stimac Family - I wasn't aware of John's passing until I received my Donnelly College Digest. We graduated together in 1970 and he was in my wedding that summer. Great memories of a wonderful man. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Joanie DeGraw Payur Jones Jan 6 2020 12:00 AM

Stimac Family -- I'm so sorry to hear of John's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this tough time.

Bryce Kintigh Sep 6 2019 12:00 AM

Joseph and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Dan & Mary Trotochaud

Dan & Mary Trotochaud Sep 5 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Rose and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm so sorry for your loss of John. Bless you

Sally Cott Sep 4 2019 12:00 AM

I worked with John and his Father Steve on the Rock Island. Very good memories. My Condolences

Craig Adams Sep 4 2019 12:00 AM

Rose, My heart aches for you and your kids......my family and I extend our most heartfelt sympathy to you and Melissa , Sarah and Joe. Prayers for God's peace to you all.

Marcia Mathias and daughters (Molly, Maggie and Tina) Sep 3 2019 12:00 AM

Rose and Family, Connie and I are so sad to read about John. May God send his tender mercies and we will be praying for the family. Our blessings to you all.

Gary & Connie Beavers Sep 3 2019 12:00 AM

Paul and I are very sorry to hear of John's passing, may he rest in Gods arms, and feel the Love of God, Know he is at Peace now. Praying for your Family,
The Meyer Family
Paul and Sandy Meyer

Paul and Sandy Meyer Sep 2 2019 12:00 AM

So very very saddened by the loss of Johnny. We cousins unfortunately never get together and see each other anymore but the memories from our youth are still plentiful and joyful. Hugs and prayers for all.

Linda Hobson Sep 2 2019 12:00 AM

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