Homer F. Stair

June 2, 1919 Jan. 18, 2011

Homer F. Stair, 91, of Waukesha, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011.

Homer was born in the Town of Genesee on June 2, 1919, to George and Josephine (nee Jacobson) Stair. Homer had 12 brothers and sisters. The family then moved to a farm on highways I and 83 in Mukwonago. Homer attended the one-room schoolhouse that is still at that intersection. There he met Ruth Michaelis, who was his first wife until her death in the 1970s.

Homer was drafted into the Army toward the end of World War II and was stationed overseas. He was a member of the Waukesha Eagles Aerie 453 FOE for many years. He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church and a life member of the American Legion D.J. Martin Post No. 8.

Homer was employed by Golden Guernsey Dairy for many years. He also drove a truck for Hopson Oil, Dixon Oil and the U.S. mail. He retired as an employee of the city of Waukesha.

After retirement, he moved to his cottage on Lake Redstone near Reedsburg, where he and his second wife, Margaret (nee McLellan), always hosted many family and friends for fishing, water skiing, snowmobiling and hunting. Homer and Margaret moved back to Waukesha several years ago to be closer to family and friends. Homer enjoyed the special time that he spent with his sisters, Pearl Slater and Hazel Bethke, and his nephew, LeRoy Stair.

Homer is survived by his wife, Margaret; his sons, Kenneth (Ceal) and Mark (Jackie); his sisters, Pearl Slater and Hazel Bethke; grandchildren, Todd (Peggy), Dan (Rhonda), Kim (Troy), Kiley, Travis (Stefanie) and Erin; and many great-grandchildren, other friends and relatives.

Besides his parents, Homer was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters; his first wife, Ruth (nee Michaelis); and grandson Terry.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. memorial service Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Graveside services and military honors by American Legion Post No. 8 will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin. Please meet at the cemetery.

For further information, call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation & Preplanning Services at 547-4035. To leave the family an online tribute message, visit www.waukeshafunerals.com.