Surrounded by his family, Stanley J. Masik, age 69, passed away on Thursday at home, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born May 13, 1947 in Racine, WI, son of Violet and Frank Masik
Stanley graduated from Washington Park High School, Class of 1966 and was drafted into the U. S. Army serving from 1966 to 1968. He was hired at S C Johnson Wax in 1968 and retired in 2010 after 42 years.
On November 7, 1970, in Racine, he married Mary Ann Kister. Stanley was a member of JMBA and S. C. Johnson Wax 20 year Club. Stanley played and coached Racine City Softball for many years. He also coached his children in T-ball and Pitch n Hit. He enjoyed playing dartball and bowling and was a member of the Racine Bowling Association. Stanley loved cheering on his Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Vikings, Dale Earnhardt in NASCAR, thoroughbred horse racing and showing his 1987 Monte Carlo in area car shows. His favorite time spent was Sunday Family Days and enjoyed spending time with his group of friends known as “The Terrible Ten”. He will be dearly missed.
Surviving are his wife Mary Ann; son, Jeffrey (Jessica) Masik; daughter, Jennifer (Michael Scholzen) Masik; granddaughter Elizabeth Masik; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Thomas Weis of Ft. Myers, FL; nieces, Margo Garski of Phoenix, AZ, Susan (Bob) Arietta of Highland Falls, N. Y., Joan Dadian (David) of Milwaukee, WI; nephew Jay T (Christine) Weis of East Grand Rapids, MI; and his feline companion Montee. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother in law, Jacqueline and Michael Dadian; brother Frank Masik; mother in law and father in law, Cecelia and William Kister.
Friends and relatives may meet at the Maresh- Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main Street, Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. Interment with full military honors will take place at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover, Thursday at 11 a.m.
The family wishes to extend a thank you to the Aurora Cancer Center Racine, the infusion nurses for their care and compassion, Aurora At Home Hospice, and a special “thank you” to Brianna, Lisa and Brianna, for making him comfortable at home.
Stanley was kind, helpful and brave, tough, and inspiring. He influenced so many around him. He lived a great life and we are thankful for that. He went through so much especially toward the end but never gave up the fight by staying strong and assured us it would be okay. We will remember all the great memories we shared and created over the years.