Grace M. Stacy, 80

Published 7:28 am Sunday, February 16, 2014

Grace M. Stacy, 80, of Austin, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.

Grace M. Stacy

Grace M. Stacy

Grace Tietje was born on Feb. 23, 1933, in Ceylon, Minn. to Ernest and Emma (Lubenow) Tietje.  Grace married Darrell Stacy on May 25, 1956, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert, Minn. They had two children, David and Susan. Grace had a strong faith in the Lord, and her church was very important to her. She loved spending time with family and friends. She loved to bake and was known for her homemade buns, cookies, and pies that she made for her family and sold at Christmastime and for special events. She liked to fish, and enjoyed her flower garden. Grace will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and will be missed by many.

Survivors include her husband, Darrell Stacy, of Austin; her children, David (Jenny) Stacy, of Anchorage, Alaska/Charlotte, N.C.; and Susan (Kim) Downey, of Austin; grandchildren Aaron, Samantha, Nathan, and Nicholas; one great-grandchild, Zooey; her brother, Don (Irene) Tietje, of Fairmont, Minn.; sister-in-law, Myla Tietje, of Ceylon; many nieces and nephews. Grace was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Emma Tietje; parents-in-law, George and Edith Stacy, sisters, Eloise Roesner and Alice Knudsen, brothers Robert, Richard, and Herbert Tietje, brothers-in-law Willard Roesner, Hans Knudsen and George ‘Don’ Stacy, sisters-in-law Janice Tietje, of Fairmont, Minn.; and Dolores Prust, of Mesa, Ariz.; Suzie Colin, niece Brenda Roesner, and nephew Mark Tietje.

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Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Austin, with Pastor Thomas Ogilvie officiating. Visitation will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be directed to St. John’s Radio Broadcast. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at