Date of BirthDecember 17, 1918

STANLEY NORTON SYSLACK Obituary

Date of BirthDecember 17, 1918

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Date of PassingNovember 23, 2011

STANLEY NORTON SYSLACK Obituary

from Elizabeth, Wisconsin, United States

Date of BirthDecember 17, 1918

STANLEY NORTON SYSLACK Obituary

Date of BirthDecember 17, 1918

145 Views

Date of PassingNovember 23, 2011

STANLEY NORTON SYSLACK Obituary

from Elizabeth, Wisconsin, United States


SYSLACK RACINE - Stanley Norton Syslack, 92, passed away peacefully at Wheaton Franciscan - All Saints Medical Center on November 23, 2011. Stan was born on December 17, 1918, in Racine. The son of Martha (nee: Nielsen) and Jonas Syslack, both Norwegian immigrants. Stan was united in marriage to Marion Sorensen on September 12, 1942, at the First Baptist Church in Racine. He and Marion raised their family in Racine. Stan lost his first wife, Marion, in 1986 after 44 years of marriage. He married LaVern (nee: Quinn) Held in 1986 and was bereaved again in July 2011, after nearly 25 years of marriage. Stan graduated from Park High School, where he participated on the tennis team and joined the cheerleading squad. He was a member of the Shell Club and the Thirteen Club at the YWCA where he and 12 other young men gathered to play cards. Marion Sorensen, Stan's first wife, and her friends formed a companion club called the Gimpers. After Marion's death in 1986, Stan married another member of the Gimpers, LaVern Held. He was a life long member of Zion Lutheran Church. Stan was best known as a promoter of lutefisk and anything Norwegian. He was good-natured, had a sunny disposition, and was a friend to all he met. He was most proud of his loving family. Stan also had his own rating system for anything he loved. If you earned four verys (as that Lutefisk was very, very, very, very good) he would promise to write to his Grandmother in Norway to sing your praises. He worked at Case Company and as a City Inspector before his employment at Western Printing for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Western Printing Men's Choir. Other interests of his were photography, and travel. He was an avid golfer, keeping a tee time for his friends every Thursday morning at Ives Grove Golf Course for over 25 years. He golfed as recently as this fall at the age of 92. He was also such a frequent customer at Culver's that he was presented with an honorary hat and royal service by the staff. Stan's survivors include his children, Jeff (Mary) Syslack of Brookfield, Sandy (John) Francis of Las Vegas, Nev., Joan (Roland) Niebuhr of La Crosse, Robert (Connie) Syslack of Kenosha, and his step-daughter, Leah Held of Racine. He is furthered survived by his grandchildren, Elizabeth (Brian) Randleman of Franklin, Peter (Victoria) Syslack of Sussex, Kate and Theodore Syslack of Kenosha; five great grandchildren; and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents and his step-father, Robert Martinson; his siblings, Leif Syslack, Margaret Selkurt, Milt Syslack; and his in-laws Harold and Dorothy Sorensen, and Al Selkurt . Family and friends are invited to meet at Zion Lutheran Church in Racine on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at 11 a.m. for the celebration of Stan's life and funeral service with Rev. Roger Black officiating. There will be a visitation in the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. His burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to Zion Lutheran Church 3805 Kinzie Ave., Racine, WI. 53405. A special thanks to the staff of Wheaton Franciscan Hospice and the second floor nurses who cared for him the last weeks of his life, as well as the staff at Harmony of Racine. DRAEGER-LANGENDORF FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY 4600 County Line Rd. 552-9000 www.draeger-langendorf.com

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