Jean Stach


July 21, 1918 - March 18, 2012




Jean Stach was born July 21st, 1918 in Melbourne, Australia to Kerin and Ellen (Norris) Egan. Jean graduated from Catholic Lady’s College, Melbourne, before becoming employed at Broken Hill Mining Corporation. Later, during World War II, she worked in offices for the Australian military, during which she met her future husband, Louis Stach. Louie and Jean were married on May 13th, 1944, at Rockhampton, Queensland. After the war, Jean joined Louie on the family farm outside of Letcher, SD, where they raised their five children.

Jean was a member of Saint Scholastica Church and Altar Society, Letcher; later, she became a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Mitchell.

Jean enjoyed bowling, golfing, tennis and bridge. She was a member of Toastmistress, where she won several awards and competed at an international competition in Sydney, Australia. She was also a member of the Mitchell Bridge Club, 20th Century Club and the Ladies Bowling League.

Jean was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and will be dearly missed by her children: Bob (Heather), Lakeland, FL, Kit (John) Wilson, Riverstone, Australia, Greg (Muriel), Yankton, SD, Pete (Linda), Hill City, SD and Jim (Corine), Letcher, SD; her sixteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Louie, in December, 2005; her parents; her siblings, Kerin “Eg”, John “Jack”, James “Baron”, Catherine “Kitty”, Mary and Evelyn and her great- grandsons, Garrett and Nathanial Lorang.


Memorials may be directed to the Avera Brady Health and Rehab Building Fund.



Friday, March 23, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Rosary Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, March 24, 2012
10:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Butler Cemetery
Letcher, South Dakota

Posted by Carolyn Raymond on March 23, 2012
I always remember how Jean took to my dog, Zoe. It's a fond memory. Memories are a wonderful thing and I'm sure there are many...My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. God's blessings, Carolyn
Posted by Janice ( Kaus) Schlimgen on March 22, 2012
Sorry to hear of your loss. May all the wonderful memories help you through this difficult time
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