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May Emilia Whealy

Female 1891 - 1991  (100 years)


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  • Name May Emilia Whealy 
    • 100th birthday article:

      May Stuck
      The following text is from an article in the Lewiston Tribune about the 100th birthday celebration of May Stuk held at Hells Gate State Park, Idaho. I don’t have the exact date of the birthday celebration except that it was on a Sunday after she turned 100 in 1991. (the top of the newspaper article I had was cut off). However, since she was born July 10, 1891 the celebration was probably in July.
      The article is as follows:

      For May Stuck, it’s been a long and very good life.
      By Joan Abrams of the Tribune
      Some parts of her memory are fuzzy. After 100 years, a person might be expected to have forgotten a few things.
      But there’s one thing May E. Stuk is very clear about – she’s had a good life.
      When asked what is the secret of her long life, she did not pause to answer. “Being happy,” she said. “I was always contented.”
      During an interview last week at Lewiston Care Center in anticipation of her 100th birthday today, she talked about her century of experience and how, even though life was often rough, she’s had few disappointments.
      “I never found any time but work. If I wasn’t doing one thing, I was doing another. Work was my middle name. But I loved every bit of it. No matter where we went, I enjoyed it,” she said.
      She was born May Amelia Whaley July 10, 1891, at Wrenville, Minn. She described herself as “a poor little girl” who began working at a very young age to buy herself an education. “That’s all I asked – if people would teach me,” she said.
      That learning came in handy later when she had a family. “I used to do a lot of reading to my children,” she said. Every night before they were put to bed, they would get an installment from the latest book.

      “Even Dad couldn’t wait for the next chapter,” said daughter Betty Stuk of Lewiston.
      Leo Stuk returned from World War I seriously injured. He had been gassed and shot and was disabled the rest of his life. But he and May worked hard. He worked for the railroad in Minnesota for a while and then the family moved to Edmonds, Wash., where they were part of a chicken ranch cooperative.
    Born 10 Jul 1891  Wrenville, MN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Oct 1991  Lewiston, Nez Perce, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary for May Emelia Stuk
      From Lewiston Tribune dated Monday, October 21, 1991.

      NOTE: One child listed has been omitted for privacy because this child is still living.

      May Emelia Stuk, a Lewiston homemaker, died Sunday at the Lewiston Care Center, three months after marking her 100th birthday.
      She was born July 10, 1891, at Renville, Minn., to Thomas and Antonette Ehlert Whealy.
      She married Leo J. Stuk in St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 14, 1919.
      The couple lived at Edmonds, Wash., from 1923 through 1933. They then moved to the Mission Creek and Culdesac area, where they lived until 1956.
      Her husband died July 5, 1956. She moved to Lewiston that same year.
      She was a member of the Roman Catholic Church, the Lapwai Grange and then Lapwai Community Club.
      She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Drechsler.
      Survivors include a son, Leo Stuk Jr. of Peck, Idaho; four daughters, May June Tirrill and retired U.S. Army Major Betty L. Stuk, both of Lewiston, Lola May LaFay –(omitted child still living)—18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
      Graveside services will be held at 11a.m. Tuesday at the Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens with Pastor Timothy H. Solberg of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Lewiston officiating. Services are under the direction of Mountain View Funeral Home.
      The family asks memorials be sent to the American cancer Society or Northwest Children’s Home.
    Person ID I3681  Konieczny-Szczech
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2019 

    Family Leo Joseph Sztuk,   b. 25 Jan 1890, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1956, Clarkston, Asotin, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 14 Aug 1919  St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. May June Sztuk,   b. 15 Jul 1920, St Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1998, Lewiston, Lewis, ID, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Elizabeth Louise Sztuk,   b. 26 Aug 1921, St Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 2009, Monroe, Snohomish, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Dorpthy Catherine Sztuk,   b. 6 Apr 1923, St Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1985, Edmonds, Snohomish, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. Leo Joseph Sztuk, Jr.,   b. 9 Jun 1925, Lynnwood, Snohomish, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1997, Lynnwood, Snohomish, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. Lola May Sztuk,   b. 7 Oct 1927, Edmonds, Snohomish, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 2005, Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F1212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart