Stanley Jerome Malawey, 70, of Dittmer died Jan. 21, 2021, at his home. Mr. Malawey was a Vietnam War veteran of the U.S. Army and was awarded a letter of commendation for taking actions which prevented loss of life to himself and fellow comrades. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a maintenance mechanic until he retired. He attended Faith Community Church in House Springs and was a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association. In his youth, he enjoyed ice skating. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, jeep racing and racing in general, camping, traveling, swimming, and working on and restoring all kinds of vehicles. Born March 16, 1950, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Stanley John and Regina Theresa (Piotrowski) Malawey. He is survived by his wife of almost 51 years: Ramona V. (Bickl) Malawey of Dittmer; a son: Lonnie J. Malawey of Dittmer; a daughter: Tammy M. (Bill) Cameron of Cedar Hill; two brothers: Charles Malawey of Friedheim and John (Mary) Malawey of Kokomo, Ind.; a sister: Mary Ann Hill of Perryville; three grandchildren: Katelyn (Jarrod) Smith of Plano, Texas, Logan (Terri) Cameron of San Diego, Calif., and Raven Malawey of Dittmer; four brothers-in-law: Ted (Donna) Bickl, Bob (Debbie) Bickl, Gene (Sharon) Bickl and Bob Zerr; and many other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by a son: Benjamin J. Malawey; two brothers: Eugene Malawey and James Malawey; four sisters: Sr. Mary Theola Malawey, Marcella Sherman, Clare Wente and Regina Currall; and two sisters-in-law: Margaret Zerr and Betty Sue Magee.
Visitation is scheduled 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at Mahn Funeral Home, 900 N. Main St., in De Soto. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at the funeral home. The Patriot Guard Riders will provide an escort to the burial with full military honors in the National Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks. Arrangements are under the direction of Mahn Funeral Home.