THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Stanley D. Zack
Issue Date: April 26, 2018
Stanley D. Zack, 93, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2018, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical center in Iron Mountain, MI.
Stan was born in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, on July 6, 1924, the youngest son of Walter & Frances Zakrzewski. He attended Peshtigo High School for two years. His parents signed for him to enlist on August 18, 1942, at the age of 17, into the United States Army.
He was assigned to BTRY B 50th FA BN as a radio operator and sharpshooter. Stanley courageously fought with General George Patton at the Battle of the Bulge. His service included Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe and Normandy and he received a Silver Battle Star while fighting in the European and African Theaters. He collected a Ribbon W/I, 1 Service Stripe and 4 Overseas Service Bars. He received an Honorable Discharge at Camp Grant, Illinois, on September 29, 1945.
On July 20, 1946, he married Adele Kazlowskas. Stan and Adele lived in Chicago until his retirement, moving to Iron Mountain, Michigan, where they built their home. They remained married for 55 years until Adele's death in 2001.
Stan is survived by his daughter, Sharon (George) Raczkiewicz of Antioch, Illinois; two granddaughters, Allison Ann (William) Schalck of Dixon, Illinois, and Tina Louise (Jay) Crichton of Lake Villa, Illinois; one great-granddaughter, Marisel Therese Schalck (his Bundle of Sugar) who often played the violin for him and many nieces and nephews. His granddaughters were the love of his life and he would always light up and smile whenever he spoke of his "Bundles of Sugar". He was so very proud of his girls.
Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters.
The family wishes to thank the many wonderful caregivers at Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain for their endless compassion and dedication.
Services will be private. Interment service with full military honors at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Illinois will be held at a later date.