Obit: Suda, Stanley (1928 - 2003)

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----Source: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wis.) 09/22/2003

Name: Suda, Stanley

Birth date /Birth place: 17-Jun-1928; Near Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.

Death date / Death place: 19-Sep-2003; St. Joseph's Palliative Care Unit, Marshfield, Wis.

Marriage: Avis Lunka (1-Jun-1957)

Parents: Anthony & Anna (Kaucnik) Suda

Burial: Holy Family Cemetery, Willard, Clark County, Wis.

Survivors: Wife, Willard; Daughters - Pamela (John) Moris and their children, Ross, Grant and Emily, Woodbury, Minn., Tamara (Steve) Zimmermann and their children, Cody and Harlie, Marshfield; Brothers - John (Lois) Suda, Dubois, Wyo., Charles (Jeanette) Suda, Greenwood; Anthony (Rose Anne) Suda, Withee, 6 nieces and 7 nephews

Predeceased: Parents; Brother in infancy


Stanley Suda, 75, Willard, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, in the Palliative Care Unit of Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Willard. The Rev. Joseph Follmar officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were his nephews, Rene Suda, Dubois, Wyo., Rick Suda, Greenwood, Dennis Suda, Loyal, Dean Suda, Ham Lake, Minn., Eliot Suda, Greenwood, and Tony Suda III, Granton.

Stanley was born June 17, 1928, in Christie, to Anthony and Anna (nee Kaucinik) Suda. At the age of 2, he moved to a farm north of Loyal for four years, then to a farm northwest of there, wherre he attended LaTart School. In 1937, he moved with his parents to a farm three miles northeast of Greenwood, where he was raised with his family, first attending Christopherson School and then St. Mary's Catholic School, Greenwood. He worked for his uncle, Charles Perko, as a mechanic at his John Deere dealership in Marshfield from 1947 to 1950. During that time, he joined the National Guard and in 1951, he enlisted in the Army. He was first stationed at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md., for training as a tank mechanic, and then he was shipped to Korea. He served in tank maintenance and also delivered supplies to the front lines. He received a Bronze Star for bravery in one of those missions. He received his honoratble dicharge from the Army in 1953. He became a lifetime member of the Greenwood American Legion Post 238. He then returned to the Greenwood area to work for Ken Speich as a mechanic at his Ford dealership. He married Avis Lunka on June 1, 1957, in Willard, and the following January, they took over the store and feed mill business in Willard that her parents, Joe and Lucille Lunka, had operated all of their married life. They had the business until 1984, when they sold it and moved to a new home they built south of Willard. During his sem-retirement, he continued to do service work in the line of plumbing, electrical and farm equipment repair. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, Willard, served on several church committees and also was a member of the Knights of Columbus Lady of Fatima Council #4963. He was on the board of directors for the State Bank of Withee and also on the board of directors for TDS telecom. His interests included bowling, hunting at his cabin west of Phillips, fishing in Canada and on the Missouri River in South Dakota, spending time at his Mead Lake cabin with his children and grandchildren, raising bees, planting trees, being outdoors, gatherings with family anf friends, and traveling throuhout the states with his wife, including trips to Alaska and Hawaii.

Survivors include his wife, Avis Suda, Willard; two daughters, Pamela (John) Moris, and their children Ross, Grant, and Emily, Woodbury, Minn., and Tamara (Steve) Zimmerman, and their children Cody and Harlie, Marshfield; three brothers, John (Lois) Suda, Dubois, Wyo., Charles (Jeanette) Suda, Greenwood, and Anthony (Rose Anne) Suda, Withee; six nieces; and seven nephews.



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