Roy K. Stuart, 94, passed away on Monday at Ascension All Saints Medical Center. Roy was born in Racine on March 24, 1924, the son of the late George and Mildred (Nee: Knudsen) Stuart.
On July 3, 1953 he was united in marriage to Elaine M. Peterson.
Roy received a Marketing degree from the Milwaukee School of Business in 1947. Roy was employed by Massey-Harris from 1943-1960 as an assistant resident inspector and Sales Correspondent. Medically prohibited from joining the U.S. Air Force during World War II, Roy served his country by working for Massey-Harris, whom contracted with the U.S. Army Ordinance Department, as Chief Road Tester, testing tanks prior to their use in the war. From 1960-67 he was employed by Industrial Products Division of Cessna Aircraft Company as a Sales Engineer. From 1972 until the mid 1980’s Roy worked as a Commission Sales Associate for Cross Manufacturing. He also owned and operated RKS & Associates.
He was a proud member of EAA and Kiwanis of Greater Racine. Roy’s hobbies included sailing, flying, and skiing. His most recent passion was building an airplane with his friends.
He treasured time with his family and will be dearly missed by his loving wife of sixty-four years, Elaine; his children, Teri (Keith) Wegmann, Karen Stuart Fonda; his grandchildren, Jennifer (James) Gabb, Brittany Wegmann, Jeffery Fonda, Alison Fonda; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ronald (Ann) Peterson, Lois Peterson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Jeffery Franklin Stuart; and by six siblings.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Saturday at the funeral home from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m. Private interment will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials to EAA Chapter 838 have been suggested.
A very special thank you to Dr. Jayaprakash, nurses and hospice staff for their loving and compassionate care.