Mabel Stewart, 82, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City.
A private family service for Mabel will be held at Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home with Jan Tjaden of Grace United Methodist Church in Floyd officiating. The service will be live streamed on the Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home Facebook page at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2020. The family extends an invitation for burial following the service at approximately 2:30 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Floyd. Those attending will be asked to follow social distancing guidelines and to please wear a face covering; thank you for your understanding.
Mabel June Weiner, the daughter of Fredrick Herman and Mabel (Anway) (Stoddard) Weiner, was born on June 26, 1938 in Hampton, Iowa. She graduated from Charles City High School in 1956. After graduation, she worked at Woolworth Store, then at Oliver as a secretary, and later at Ben Franklin Department Store in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mabel was introduced to Gordon Stewart and dated while he served in the army, then when planning a trip to see the love of her life stationed in Hawaii, he surprised her by coming home early and proposing. They were united in marriage on March 27, 1960 at First Baptist Church in Charles City, Iowa. Their love lasting for 60 years and blessed with 6 children.
Mabel was the secretary, vice president, and president of the UMW at the Floyd United Methodist Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, painting ceramics, drawing, and doodling on paper. She loved singing, reading scriptures, and watching movies. She really enjoyed baking with her kids and grandchildren. She would have treats ready for the children when they would get home from school. Mabel loved to spend time with her family and friends, especially going on picnics. She had a goofy sense of humor that everyone loved.
Mabel loved her life and started a story talking about her younger days to share with her family. Her most important roles and accomplishments in her life were farm wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved Gordon and was with him right to the end of his life. Mabel rest in peace now, enjoy your new life with dad in heaven, and we send all our love with you and dad.
Living family members include her children: Lori (Dave) Quade, Ron (Theresa) Stewart, Kelly (Randy) Abbott, Charlie (Angie) Stewart, Tammy (Joe) Martinson, and Tim (Ardith) Stewart; grandchildren: Bobbi Quade, Travis (Lisa) Thiele, Trent (Kris) Thiele, Terry Thiele, Kevin (Kelly) Stewart, Ellen Stewart, Grant Stewart (fiancé Corrine Owens), Heather (Michael) Stansbrough, Derek (Bridgette) Abbott, Adam (Dana) Abbott, Cody Stewart, Ashley Stewart, Elizabeth Stewart, Brandon Stewart, Danielle Stewart, Dylan Stewart, Amanda Sylvester, Lillian Martinson, Brittney Stewart, and Noah Stewart; 22 great grandchildren; sister, Carol (Gary) Finger; sisters-in-law: June Leaman, Mary Stansberry, Norma (Vernon) Wamsley, Juanita Stewart; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon on July 3, 2020; parents, Fred and Mabel Weiner; father and mother-in-law, Mervyn and Bess (Hennick) Stewart; and stepbrothers, Eugene Weiner, Bill Stoddard, Lyle Stoddard, and Murray Stoddard.
Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, 1205 South Main Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616 is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall for the family at www.hauserfh.com.