David A. Stanek
February 10, 1945 - October 29, 2014
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First English Lutheran Church
320 E. North Street
Appleton, WI
Saturday 11/8, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
First English Lutheran Church
320 E. North Street
Appleton, WI
Saturday 11/8, 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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David A. Stanek, age 69, of Appleton, WI, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. He faced his illness with admirable tenacity, true grace and an incredible sense of humor. Dave was born on February 10, 1945, in East Chicago, IN, to the late Aloysis…

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Dawn Gilbert left a message on November 9, 2014:

I would like to take the time to thank you Dave S. for all the years of friendship and laughter....I wish I had known how bad you were so I could have come to say good bye and express my gratitude for helping me with the many difficulties I have faced in my life. You gave me the strength to move forward. I am truly sorry I did not know you were sick again. I would have been there to reach out a hand to help. I am however glad you had so many friends and family around you to help in your time of need. YOu were always there for everyone else. I found out about your passing after I called you many times last week to tell you about the passing of my dear kitty Suggie. I have been in so much pain since her passing and not sure what to do next and left messages for you to call. But instead I got a call from Sheila telling me you had passed the day before my Suggie. She then comforted me by saying you had passed the day before and will take care of my dear Suggie since your love of cats was so great. You were the most caring person I had known...Thank you

ml Orzel dvm left a message on November 8, 2014:

dave was a client of ours for over 30 years we will miss his positive attitude and his kindness at all creatures animal hospital we enjoyed the relationship we had with him and his wonderful cats ml Orzel dvm

Doug and Trish Hatch left a message on November 8, 2014:

David will truly be missed. He was a great neighbor and the first person we met when we moved to Appleton. He helped us celebrate many of our family milestones. We enjoyed watching Dave in the X-mas Stars; were impressed by his role in helping veterans; and we admire his community spirit. Our prayers go out to his family. God bless. Doug and Trish Hatch

Mary Mockus Shipler left a message on November 7, 2014:

I met Dave only once, at the funeral of Patricia Gaffneys Father in Madison WI, but I knew at once that he was special kind of friend. Mary Mockus Shipler, an AWON member.

Char Steenis left a message on November 4, 2014:

Dave was such a generous man with his time and talents -- We shared the Christmas Stars extravaganza for many years -- rest in peace "Rudolph"!

Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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