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Tracy C. Stewart

July 24, 1929 — May 27, 2022

Tracy C. Stewart, 92, of Frankfort, Kan., passed away on May 27, 2022, at Midland Care Hospice House in Topeka, Kansas. Visitation will be Thursday, June 16, 2022 from noon to 8 p.m. at Padden Funeral Chapel in Frankfort. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 17, 2022, at the First Presbyterian Church in Frankfort. Burial will be in the Frankfort Cemetery. Tracy was born on July 24, 1929, South of Waterville, Kan., to Frank and Lyla (Roepke) Stewart. In 1946, he moved to Frankfort with his parents and graduated from Frankfort High School in 1948. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy where he served aboard the USS Dixie for four years. He was stationed at different parts of the Pacific Ocean during the Korean Conflict. On Jan. 3, 1952, Tracy was united in marriage to the love of his life Verneil Doty at First Christian Church in Beatrice, Neb. To this union three children were born, Rod, Kurt and Janine. They moved to their current farm in Frankfort, Kan., in 1955. Tracy spent his life as a farmer; planting crops, custom baling and he took great pride in his Gelbvieh cattle. He shared his passion with his children, grandchildren, and in later years, his great-grandchildren, giving them tractor, combine and gator rides. Tracy was also a school bus driver for the Lillis route for many years and worked for the ASCS office in Marysville. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, playing cards and woodworking. He was a 64 year member of the Legion Post 181, the VFW, and Masonic Lodge, as well as the oldest active member of the Frankfort Presbyterian Church. Tracy is survived by his wife of 70 years, Verneil; two sons, Rod (Kathy) and Kurt (Katie), all of Frankfort; and daughter Janine (Tim) Haughton of Adams, Neb.; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Violet Smith and Hazel Schindler; and brother, Frank “Buddy;” and niece, Marie Schindler. A memorial has been established at the Frankfort Ambulance Service and donations can be sent to the Padden Funeral Home, 101 E. Third Street, Frankfort, KS, 66427. Video of funeral for Tracy Stewart To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Tracy C. Stewart, please visit our flower store.


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