Monday, June 13, 2011

Stanley M. Zdziarski

Stanley M. Zdziarski, age 89, passed away Monday, June 13, 2011, at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center. Stanley was born in Wausakee, WI, August 24, 1921, son of the late John and Mary (Nee: Sak) Zdziarski.

During World War II, Stan proudly served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army Air Corps 11th Airborne Division while stationed in Japan. On May 1, 1954, at St. Edward Catholic Church, he was united in marriage to Jean France. They owned and operated Stan’s Trucking Inc., working with Payne and Dolan and A.W. Oakes, for thirty-five years, retiring in 1986. An experienced driver, Stan previously had driven semi-trucks, dump trucks and buses. He was also a lumberjack, served as caretaker of the Trefoil Oaks Camp, and was a longtime volunteer with the Girl Scouts. Stan was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He enjoyed bowling with the Wergeland League for many years. Stan was a good neighbor who was always willing to lend a helping hand. He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his loving wife, Jean, of fifty-seven years; sisters, Helen Sobczak of Chicago, IL, Florence (Andrew) Thames of Midland, TX, Frances Citterman of Mundelein, IL; sisters-in-law, Mary Lou France of Racine, Nancy France of Denver, CO, Angie France of Racine; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean (Edward) Wojcik, Irene (Roman) Radziwon, Stanley Citterman, Michael Sobczak; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, Leila (Robert) Lund, and Thomas France.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, June 16, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2201 Northwestern Ave., with Rev. Ronald O. Crewe officiating. Entombment with full military honors will follow at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the church from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to one’s favorite charity have been suggested.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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