His family includes his wife of over 65 years Gladys Stewart, of Oskaloosa; three children and their spouses, Sandra and Danny Voss, Emory and Leanne Stewart, and Alan and Cindy Stewart, all of Oskaloosa; eight grandchildren, Melissa (and Max) Pettyjohn, Bryan Voss, Heidi (and Gabe) Washington, Tony (and Jessica) Stewart, Lesley (and Patrick) DeRenzo, Vanessa Stewart (and Justin Allen), Josh (and Mariah Hicks) Hicks and Colton Hicks; 10 great-grandchildren, Trey, Akeelah, Bryce, Jovie, Cole, Britney, Braxton, Noah, Annika and Blaise; a sister, Virginia Moore, of Oskaloosa; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Albert Gregory Stewart; a sister, Anita Seitsinger; and three brothers-in-law, Edwin Moore, Omer Seitsinger and Robert Brom.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 29, at 10 a.m. in the Central United Methodist Church in Oskaloosa with the Rev. Tom Boomershine officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Cemetery with graveside military rites given by members of the Oskaloosa American Legion and the VFW. in Oskaloosa. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will begin Tuesday morning after 11 in the Bates Funeral Chapel and the family will be at the funeral chapel from 5-8 Tuesday evening to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the Central United Methodist Church Youth Programs.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.