Stacy Alden Wolcott, age 84, formerly of Lynxville, WI, passed away on Thursday, November 26 at his home in Viroqua, WI after a courageous battle with cancer. Stacy was born on August 4th, 1936 in La Crosse, WI the only son of Jack and Dorothy (Titus) Wolcott. He attended high school in Cedar Rapids, IA and Prairie Du Chien, WI; graduating from Prairie Du Chien in 1954. He served in the Prairie Du Chien National Guard for one and a half years when it was a medical unit. Then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force serving 4 years as a camera repairman. He spent 3 years in Europe much of which was on a flight crew taking aerial photos of Europe, the Middle East, and Northern Africa. Next he worked as a Machinist at Collins Radio Company, Cedar Rapids, IA where he was involved in making parts for the communication systems for the Apollo and Gemini moon landing missions. He also worked as a tool and die maker for JonWay Tool and Die Co. of Prairie Du Chien, WI and Winona, MN. On June 5, 1965 he married his wife of 55 years, Louise Shepard. For the next 30 years he was employed as a machinist for Dairyland Power Cooperative at Genoa, WI retiring in 1995. He was an avid hunter and trout fisherman. He enjoyed woodcarving and turning; especially making intricate Christmas ornaments. He loved taking photos of nature and wildlife; also browsing through antique shops; travelling and doing genealogy research.
He is survived by his wife, Louise; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Clarice and Keith Mitchell of Cheyenne, WY; a nephew, Jacob Mitchell of Fort Collins, CO and very special friends, John and Jody Audetat of Westby, WI.
He was predeceased by his parents and in laws, Lyle and Evelyn Shepard.
It was his wish to have only a private burial at Freeman Lutheran Cemetery, Ferryville at a later date. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.thorsonfuneralhome.com
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