John “Jack” Edwin Stuckmayer August 2, 1934 - June 22, 2020

Age 85, of Mendota Heights, died on June 22, 2020. Jack was born in Minneapolis August 2, 1934, grew up in Maple Plain and graduated from Orono High School and Macalester College. He turned down a job teaching vocal music so he could spend a year seeing the world. The year stretched into twenty-plus vagabond years of travel in many states and countries, working at more jobs than he could remember. He recorded his adventures in three memoirs and one largely autobiographical novel. Returning to Minnesota he most recently was a plumber, or, as he put it, “a singer to the plumbers and a plumber to the singers.” Jack was widely read, inquisitive, opinionated, and fun.  Preceded in death by parents John and Jennie; brothers Wayne and Sherwood “Shirk”. Survived by wife Jean Haskell and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousin. Graveside service 11AM Friday, June 26 at Resurrection Cemetery, 2101 Lexington Ave. S., Mendota Heights. We will gather at the main gate.

Graveside service 11AM Friday, June 26 at Resurrection Cemetery, 2101 Lexington Ave. S., Mendota Heights. We will gather at the main gate.

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    Duane and Deb Kaczmarek says

    Jack was indeed both “opinionated”– about more than just butter–and “fun.” The world could use more people know how to pull off both those things. And now, we must get by with one fewer. Dear Jean and all Jack’s family, we extend to you our sincere sympathy and join with you in mourning the passing of our one-of-a-kind Jack.

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    Sheila Gniffke Pribyl says

    Jean: I am thinking of you and sending my sympathy. I hope the memories of the one you love will bring you comfort and love. Take care my friend.

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