Stanley J. Kolassa

Stanley J. Kolassa of Wauwatosa, formerly of Slinger, entered into eternal peace on Monday, June 5, 2006 at Luther Manor of Wauwatosa, at the age of 87 years.

Stanley was born April 23, 1919 to Simon and Eva (nee Korotka) Kolassa in Milwaukee, where he also spent his childhood. He worked for Weyenberg Shoes in Milwaukee for over 40 years. Stanley moved to the Slinger area in 1984 and remained there until 1999. He loved watching ballgames at the community park, in addition to offering his full-fledged support to the Braves and Brewers. Stanley also spent his spare time playing cards and playing in the Bell Choir at Luther Manor. He was a member of St. Peterís Catholic Church in Slinger, where he volunteered as an usher; and was a member of the Holy Name Society.

Stanley will be kept in the hearts of his dear nieces and nephews, Dolores Baesmann of West Bend, Donald (Barbara) Peplinski of Menomonee Falls, Esther Enking of Sheboygan, Eugene (Rita) Peplinski of Jackson, Kathleen Livingood of West Bend, and Barbara (Richard) Estrada of Hartford. He will also be remembered by many great-nieces, great-nephews, great great nieces, and great great nephews, other special relatives, and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Anna (Henry) Peplinski and Josephine (George) Grenier; and one niece and nephew, Marilyn (David) Carlson.

A Mass of Christian Burial to honor Stanley was Thursday, June 8, 2006 at 11 a.m. at St. Peterís Catholic Church, with Father Richard J. Stoffel officiating. Interment took place at Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation with family and friends was at the church prior to the Mass.

The family would like to request that memorials are offered to either St. Peterís Catholic Church or to the Luther Manor Foundation, 4545 N. 92nd St., Milwaukee, WI 53225), in lieu of flowers.

The family would like to extend a very sincere thank you to the wonderful staff, especially the staff on the second floor healthcare center at Luther Manor for all their care and compassion that they offered to Stanley throughout his time there.

Phillip Funeral Home in West Bend assisted the family.