Howard E. Stair

Aug. 1, 1921 - June 15, 2008

Howard E. Stair of Mukwonago passed away Sunday, June 15, 2008, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 86. Howard was born in Mukwonago on Aug. 1, 1921, the son of the late George and Josephine Stair. He was the 12th of 13 children.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Philippines. He married Isabelle "Betty" Aho on June 3, 1940. Howard was retired from Heil Company.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, on June 26, 2003, and a grandson, James Healey Jr., on Aug. 21, 1993.

Howard was the loving father of Connie (James) Healey, Ron (Lenora), Dennis (Sharon), Howard (Peggy) and Cindy (John) Szcygiel; dear grandfather of Randy, Jeff, Laura, Denny, Vickie, Justin, John, Jacob and Monika; and great-grandfather of Summer, Greta, Olivia, Kristin and Allison. He is also survived by a brother, Homer; sisters, Hazel Bethke and Pearl Slater; a very dear friend, Elaine Wegner; and other relatives and many friends.

A memorial service will take place from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service Thursday, June 26, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.

A special thank you to the Waukesha Memorial Hospital intensive care unit staff.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit