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Maurice T. Stack

FULTON— Maurice T. Stack of Fulton died Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at his home. He was 89.

He was born May 14, 1922, in Miller, S.D., to Leonard and Ella Nora Stack. Mr. Stack's parents moved to Missouri when he was a small boy, and he was raised on a farm in Doniphan.

Mr. Stack graduated from Doniphan High School in 1940. He then enrolled in college in Cape Girardeau.

In the fall of 1941, he enrolled in the National Youth Association in Fulton. Following his graduation, Mr. Stack moved to Seattle to work as a carpenter, where he helped build hangars for Boeing Co.

While in Seattle, he was joined by Margaret Lander. They were married on Sept. 11, 1942.

They returned to Fulton in 1943, and Mr. Stack joined the Army. He served in Germany and Japan, and in 1950, he served with the National Guard in Korea.

Mr. Stack was discharged in 1952.

In 1953, he bought Ripka Lumber Company and changed the name to Callaway Lumber Company Inc. He owned the company until his retirement in 1989.

Mr. Stackis survived by his wife, Margaret (Lander) Stack; two children, Robert Stack and wife, Gwen, of Fulton and Renee Graham and husband, Tim, of Columbia; two sisters, Lenora Shay and husband, Paul, of Fulton and Loretta Sullivan of Ste. Genevieve; a brother-in-law, Sam Famous of St. Louis; three grandchildren, Jason Stack of Fulton, Mandy Stack-Holland and husband, Michael, of Fulton and Eric Wright and fiancee, Shannon Barnes, of Columbia; one great-grandchild, Luke Holland and another great-grandchild on the way; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A brother-in-law, RaySullivan, died earlier.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 700 State Route Z in Fulton. The Revs. Karl Barmann and I. C. Medina will conduct the service.

Memorial contributions can be made in Mr. Stack's name to St. Peter’s Catholic Church or to Callaway Senior Center, care of Debo Funeral Home, P.O. Box 818, Fulton, MO 65251.

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