August 5, 1923 - August 4, 2013
Stanley Edward Surzyn, Jr., 89, of Richmond, IL, passed away peacefully at Burr Oak Manor, Genoa City, WI on August 4, 2013; one day shy of 90. Stanley was born on August 5, 1923, in Westville, IL the son of Stanley and Mary (Schwanda) Surzyn, Sr. He moved to Genoa City in 1937 where he attended Genoa City Schools and graduated from the Genoa City High School as class Vice-President. He worked with his step-father and brother John at Pasier Pickle Products, in Genoa City, and then for A. N. May Builders in Richmond, IL. On May 15, 1954, at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Richmond, IL, he was united in marriage to Lorraine Genis. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, farming, playing cards, horseshoes, and winning at checkers. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps on December 3, 1943. One short week later, he was sent overseas to begin active service until March 30, 1946. He was promoted to Corporal, Amphibious Tank Driver 1st Marine Division. He served in Pavuvu, Guadalcanal, Benika, Peleliu, Ngesebus, Tulagi, Ulithi, Okinawa Ryukyu Islands, Iheya, Aguni, 20th Guam Marianas Islands, and Saipan, Japan during World War II. He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, Navy Occupation SVC Medal w/Asia clasp, Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon with one bronze star, World War II Victory Medal, Marine Corps Marksman Rifle Badge, Honorable Service Lapel Button, and Marine Corp Good Conduct Medal. Stanley will be ever remembered and missed by his loving wife Lorraine of 59 years; one son, Paul and one daughter, Janice (Keith) Milz, both of Richmond, IL; three granddaughters, Kristen Milz, Nicole (Mike) Puglisi, and Shannon Milz; one sister, Virginia (William) Wright of Chicago, IL; one stepsister, Bernice (Bob) Wisnauski of Genoa City, WI; one stepbrother, Joe (Marilyn) Wisnauski of Bensenville, IL; Sister-In-Laws Pat (Mike) Neals and Kathryn (Leonard) Stevens. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Frank (Evelyn), stepbrothers John (Ruth) and Edward Wisnauski; sisters Stefani (Victor) Roman and Alice (Kenneth) Esmond; stepsisters Johanna (Chuck) Sumner and Josephine (Hebert) Ryan. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home, Richmond, IL from 4pm to 8pm. Mass of Resurrection will be held at 10:30 am Thursday, August 8, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 10519 N Main St., Richmond, IL. Stanley will rest eternally at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Richmond, IL with military honors.
Stanley Edward Surzyn, Jr., 89, of Richmond, IL, passed away peacefully at Burr Oak Manor, Genoa City, WI on August 4, 2013; one day shy of 90. Stanley was born on August 5, 1923, in Westville, IL the son of Stanley and Mary (Schwanda) Surzyn,... View Obituary & Service Information
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