Jack Stewart, age 84, of Rice Lake, WI formerly of Superior, WI, died Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at his home.

He was born on February 24, 1935 in Blair, Nebraska.  Jack was married to Ruth Vitale on June 24, 1954 in Dubuque, Iowa.  He entered the United States Air Force and served in the Vietnam Era in the defoliation squadron and served our country for over 20 years and was Honorably Discharged as Tech Sergeant.  He worked in the 12th A.C.S. Ranch Hands and in the survival department.  Jack also worked for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for over 20 years as a mechanic.

He enjoyed playing baseball with his children and grandchildren, fishing, flying airplanes and spending all of his time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Stewart of Rice Lake; four children, Rick (Carmel) Stewart of Ireland, Rhonda Stewart (Herbert James) of Lake Nebagamon, WI, Rene (Steven) Abrahamzon of South Range, WI and Kimberly (Julie) Stewart of Gulf Shores, Alabama; 14 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; a brother, Larry (Donette) Jackson of Tekamah, Nebraska; many nephews and nieces.  

He was preceded in death by two sons, Derek Stewart and Jack Raymond Stewart II; his parents; and a  brother, Kenyon Barber.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Superior, WI. Father Inna Pothireddy officiating, with interment in St. Francis Cemetery in Superior where Military Rites will be accorded him.  

Appleyard’s Home for Funerals in Rice Lake is in charge of the arrangements.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Barron County Veterans would be appreciated.

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