September 30, 2014

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Stanley F. Drenski Print E-mail

Sept. 17, 1922-April 30, 2014

Stanley F. Drenski, “Stan,” 91, Wautoma, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Rosemore Village in Wild Rose.

Stan was born on Sept. 17, 1922, to Vincent and Clara Drenski (nee Ratijczak) in Kewaunee. He was united in marriage to his late wife of 65 years, Evelyn L. Schilder, on Aug. 30, 1947 at Gesu Church, Milwaukee. He served in the United States Army, Pacific Ocean Theater of Operations of World War II. From there on he became jack-of-all trades, from truck driving to building and remodeling homes

Stan will be remembered for his devotion to Catholi-cism; his love of the outdoors and the north woods, where he enjoyed gardening, camping, fishing, and hunting; his selflessness and willingness to always help others; and his strength, and incredible work ethic. At age 90, he was still chopping wood and clearing snow from the rooftop. He set a great example of being a father and hard worker, was a loving husband and a cherished grandpa who will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his loving children: James (Alma) Drenski and Robin Gutjahr (fiancé Dennis Braun), both of Slinger; cherished grandchildren: Kayla, Brandon, and Alyssa; one great-granddaughter: Aaliyah; dear siblings: Cashmere, Vincent, Helen, and Maryann; dear siblings-in-law: Vernon (Phyllis), Herb (Jean), and Dorothy Schilder; and his treasured friends: Bill (Bernie) Schmidt, Wild Rose. Stan is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other loved relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Evelyn Drenski, on Feb. 1, 2013; his parents, Vincent and Clara Drenski; parents-in-law, Max and Martha Schilder; his siblings,  Nick, Ed, Alex, Theresa, and an infant brother, Martin; and his sister-in-law, Ruth Schilder.

Visitation and funeral service for Stan were held May 5 at the Shimon Funeral Home, Hartford, with Fr. Rick Stoffel officiating. Private inurnment was at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Slinger.

The Shimon Funeral Home assisted the family. Online condolences may be found at


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