Jack was born May 18, 1947 in Bellevue to Robert J. and Clara G. (Provenzale) Stape. He graduated from Thompson High School and then served our country in the US Army. Jack was a great craftsman and was a self-employed carpenter.
On April 20, 2007 he married Betsy (Smith) Stape and she survives in Bellevue. Also surviving are Betsy's children: Jessica Woolf Riedy of Norwalk and Stephen Williams of California; grandchildren: Drake, Scarlett, Yvonne, and Antonio; Jack's sisters: Rita Keller and Roberta Henderson; sister-in-law, Denise Stape; nieces: Donna, Denene, Nicole; and nephews: Billy and Jaimie.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert Stape.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Auxter Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1105 Castalia St. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Bellevue City Cemetery.
Online condolences may be shared at www.auxterfuneralhomes.com.