Jack's Story

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Jack Stuebe, son of Henry and Mildred (Kesler) Stuebe, passed away on 8 April 2017 in Arcadia, Calif. Jack was 88 and had been battling aggressive lung cancer for about a year. His end was quiet, peaceful, and content.
Jack was born and raised in Danville, and although he left in the late 1950s, he always thought of Danville as home. Jack served four years in the Navy, much of it in active combat during the Korean War. He was a LTJG on the Destroyer Lyman K. Swenson. He always talked about his time in the Navy as being some of the richest and most meaningful of his life. Afterwards, Jack lived much of his life in the Los Angeles area, working as a banker.
He was married to Mary Vanden Eykel and had two children, Richard and Jacqueline. He and Mary retired to Palm Springs for 10 years in 1994, returning to the Los Angeles area in 2004 in order to be closer to their grandchildren.
After his wife Mary passed in 2010, he kept himself busy, working through his bucket-list. Jack made his last visit to Danville in 2015, visiting with relatives and old friends. In the end, he saw and did everything he wanted. He loved his volunteer work more than anything. Even though he was a disabled veteran, he spent several days a week at the Los Angeles VA, helping vets find the services they needed. His other volunteer time was with the Arcadia Police Department, where he helped them sort through their case files. Jack was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marilyn Faust.
Jack will receive a Veterans Memorial Service at Riverside National Cemetery, on 15 May 2017 at 11 a.m. He will be interred in the Memorial Columbarium, where he and Mary will be reunited at last.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Fisher House Foundation, helping military families, www.fisherhouse.org/about/.
Published on April 24, 2017
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