May 15,1933---Jul 12,2021

John R. Stack was born in Kansas City, Kansas on May 15, 1933 at Bethany Hospital. He grew up in Johnson County with parents Raynold and Helen Stack and siblings Norma and Karin. He attended Roseland Grade School and graduated from Shawnee Mission High School in 1951. He graduated from Kansas State in 1955 with a degree in engineering.

John was a man of integrity who loved his God, family, friends, and country. He met his wife Martha at Calvary Baptist church in 1950, and they were married in Lubbock Texas in 1957. John at that time was a pilot in the air force.

John’s 40-year engineering career was with Black & Veatch, and he retired as a senior partner. He was a member of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers, and a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers. For 29 years, John consulted with the city of San Antonio, building the Calaveras Lake Power Station. He was recognized by his alma mater K-State in 1996 for distinguished service in the field of engineering, and he served on the Board of Directors of the K-State Foundation Board.

In retirement, John continued to enjoy playing golf and traveling, as well as fishing and boating from his much-loved lake house. John’s greatest joy – love of family – spurred his interest in ancestry, researching, tracing, and writing about the family’s Swedish roots. This resulted in several published books, including a volume of poetry written by his mother Helen Stack, and subsequent writings as “screen porch musings”.

On July 12, 2021, John passed away peacefully in his sleep at age 88, knowing his savior Jesus Christ.

He is survived by Martha, his wife of 64 years, by his 2 sisters Norma Young, Karin Winn;

and by his daughter Laura Stack and son John Peter Stack (wife Jennifer) and his granddaughter Emmanuelle "Emma", as well as cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation is 5-7pm, followed by celebration of life at 7pm, Friday July 16, 2021 at Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa Kansas. Family graveyard service will be in Enterprise, Kansas on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the First Baptist Church of Enterprise Kansas or the American Heart Association.

 

 

 



Condolences

Fred & Sherri Fishel Jul 13 ,2021

Friend ,Lebanon ,Missouri

Sherri and I have just learned of John's death. Our love and condolences go out to Katie, Peter, and Laura, and other members of their family. We pray for our Lord to comfort and give them strength for the days just ahead. John was a great believer in Christ, and always wanted the best for his church, family, and friends. "Unless the Lord had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death. When I said, 'My foot is slipping,' your love, O Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul." Psalm 94:17-19 Love and our prayers for each of you, Fred & Sherri Fishel

Terri Jul 13 ,2021

friend ,Senatobia ,Mississippi

To the Stack family: I am very sorry to hear of John's passing. My brother John is in Kansas City with our dad, who got an email from John Gassman (Black & Veatch I assume). I'm going to call Dad and encourage him to attend the service if he can. I read that your John passed away "in memory care". Our dad is also having memory issues so I don't know whether he will be able to attend. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Terri

Alan Kimes Jul 14 ,2021

Friend ,Lees Summit ,Missouri

Many years of visiting John and his family. An honor to know him and all his stories. Completely healed in the arms of Jesus. Alan Kimes

Joel Kesler Jul 14 ,2021

co-worker ,Lenexa ,Kansas

I too am a retired Senior Partner of Black & Veatch. I knew John for many years beginning when we were both in the Power Division. John was always of good cheer, and helpful. I always enjoyed John's company. I shall miss him too.

Richard McEachen Jul 14 ,2021

High school classmate, reunion committee, golf Hot Springs Village, Ozarks, Colorado KC metro ,Prairie Village ,Kansas

Many great times together. I miss him. Condolences to the family.

Elaine Granberg Jul 14 ,2021

Friend ,Mesa ,Arizona

So sorry for the loss of John! My prayers go out to the whole family. John was a great man! My father & John enjoyed retirement fishing at the Lake of the Ozarks! May you cherish all the great memories! Rest In Peace!

Michael Perry Jul 14 ,2021

Co-worker ,Overland Park ,Kansas

I too was a Sr. VP at Black and Veatch and worked at with John for many years as I was growing up in the firm. John and I didn't projects throughout Utah, Oregon and Wyoming for many years. John was a fantastic mentor and friend. Goodby old friend.

Don Roberts Jul 14 ,2021

life long friend ,Flower Mound ,Texas

My beloved and wonderful friend, John. It was with great sorrow when Martha told me of your passing. Your presence in my in my life was one of my greatest joys. Those airplanes brought us together. We had many experiences together in a short time in pilot training. Those pleasant experiences continued on through life. There is usually a short list in a person’s life that is held dear. You were at the top of my list. I will greatly miss you. My condolences to your wonderful family. May God comfort and be with them in this great hour of sorrow. Don

Dottie (Linton) Friel Jul 14 ,2021

Friend ,Olathe ,Kansas

Katie, Jo Lawrence told me today about John’s passing. Please know I am sending prayers to you and yours in this time of loss.

Maria Fogel Jul 16 ,2021

Part of John's Swedish family ,Örebro, Sweden

To the Stack family I am so sorry to hear that John passed away. Martha, Pete, Laura, Norma, Karen and their families are in my and my family's prayers. My parents first met John and Martha in the 70's when they visited Sweden and stayed in our home. They became close friends and kept contact over the years, which later allowed me to stay with John and Martha in Kansas City for two months when I was 16 years old. I have so much to thank them for - that summer taught me so much! I will cherish the memory of John. He was very special to me and I think of him as my extra grandfather.

Charles and Colleen Templer Jul 16 ,2021

Friends ,Overland Park ,Kansas

We are so sorry to learn of John's passing, may he rest in peace. Martha, Laura and Pete, we can't be with you in person but please know we will be with you in our thoughts and prayers.

Amy Post Jul 16 ,2021

Friend ,Boynton Beach ,Florida

My dear friend, Laura, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I remember your Dad and Mom from their visits to St. Louis, weekends at their lake house, and seeing them at your 60th birthday when we went "skydiving". I know it was such a blessing for you to have quality time with your Dad these past months and being able to share your faith in and love of God and Jesus Christ. My heart goes out to you and your Mom and you are in prayers as you are ALWAYS IN MY HEART ❤ All my love, Amy (Post).

Gunilla Skogwik Jul 16 ,2021

Extended "family"! ,Söderköping Sweden

Dear Martha! We do feel your loss! But We also can feel all The wonderful feelings We connect with both of you. You have been so wonderful friends, and We have thought of you as The American family. We will never forget our time together with you, in USA and in Sweden. John has a Big place in our hearts for ever! He was a very generous man! We thank God for his life knowing that he had a deep faith in our Lord Jesus. With great love! Gunilla and Åke

Gunilla Skogwik Jul 16 ,2021

Extended "family"! ,Söderköping Sweden ni

Dear Martha! We do feel your loss! But We also can feel all The wonderful feelings We connect with both of you. You have been so wonderful friends, and We have thought of you as The American family. We will never forget our time together with you, in USA and in Sweden. John has a Big place in our hearts for ever! He was a very generous man! We thank God for his life knowing that he had a deep faith in our Lord Jesus. With great love! Gunilla and Åke

marlene katz Jul 18 ,2021

friend ,Overlandpark ,Kansas

Martha and family, So sorry I did not get to know John. I am sure he was a fine gentleman. May the family always remember him with fondness and good memories. May he rest in peace Marlene Katz

Thomas Haag Jul 18 ,2021

Jane and I send our condolences for John’s passing. John was a great boss and mentor. His legacy will include the establishment of a continuing successful hydroelectric business at Black & Veatch. We will remember John in our thoughts and prayers. Tom

Lyndell & Dawn Jul 19 ,2021

Family friends ,Ashland ,AL

Our heartfelt love and compassion go out to all who knew and loved John. John was our mentor, friend and father-figure. Our home and hearts are open to You.

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia Street
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Jul 16 ,2021
Time:
5:00 PM
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Event:
Celebration of Life
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia Street
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Jul 16 ,2021
Time:
7:00 PM
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