Stanley Joseph Gniewek
February 1, 1951 – February 28, 2021
Stanley Joseph Gniewek, age 70, (Ira, Michigan) saw the face of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, early Sunday morning, February 28, 2021. When he entered the Kingdom of Heaven, we believe he heard, “Well done, good and faithful servant, well done.” Matthew 25:23
Stan’s faith was number one in his life. He had constant love and support from his Rock Church Family (Fair Haven, Michigan). He loved serving the Lord in any way needed.
Stan was known by many names - Honey, Love of my Life, My world, Stashu, Dad, Papa, Grandpa, Big Bro, Uncle Henry, Uncle Nats and always with love, Stan the Man.
Stan was married 43 Incredibly blessed years to his wife, Terry (Beaudry) Gniewek. The Lord could not have chosen a more loving, kind, devoted, compassionate helpmate, husband and soulmate for Terry to do this earthly and eternal life with. He was not only an amazing husband, but a prominent father in the lives of his three sons, Blain-Brynne (Vickie) Gniewek (Macomb Township), Brad Gniewek (Ira Township), and Brant Gniewek (Chicago, Illinois – who passed into the arms of our heavenly Father in May 2013), he was also their hero, mentor, guide, friend, and teacher of his life experiences. Stan made his family a top priority too. He loved making memories when he could spend time with his grandchildren. He was extremely proud of all of them. Connor (The Big Guy) Gniewek, Madilyn (Princess) Gniewek, Emery (Pooh Baby) Gniewek, Mason (Racin’ Mason) Gniewek, Evelyn (Sweet Willow) Gniewek, Mykia (Mini Mykia) Gniewek, Eason (My Buddy) Gniewek, Layla (Little Lady) Gniewek, and Caralyn (Carebear) Gniewek.
Stan had a zest for life. He enjoyed Football (DA BEARS!), Baseball (Tigers and Cubs!) and Hockey (Red Wings). His most favorite hobby was camping and his love for Nascar was exhilarating and infectious! He had just returned from a camping trip to Florida where he saw his 3rd Daytona 500. He was also an avid gun enthusiast and NRA member.
Stan was the steadfast brother of the forever grateful Darlene (Arthur) Kreska (Warren) (Neep-Neep Big Brother) and the protective beloved brother/father figure to Tony (Kimberly) Gniewek (Davisburg). He felt blessed and happy when he could make memories at any time with whatever part of his family he was with.
Stan had a HUGE family of brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jacky (Joe-eternal rest) Reno (California), Gloria (Mike) Eytcheson (Mt. Clemens), Jim – eternal rest (Martha) Beaudry (Monroe), Linda – eternal rest (Harry) Berger (Fraser), Margaret (John) Howard (Clinton Township), Pat (Wanda) Beaudry (Tennessee), Tony (Laura) Beaudry (Clarkston), Joe (Linda Belle-eternal rest) Beaudry (Clinton Township), Donald Beaudry – eternal rest (Fraser). Extended family: Kristi, Jarrett, Annalyn, and Maylee Gill (Texas).
He was also blessed to have 38 nephews, 37 nieces, 55 great-nephews, 48 great-nieces, 43 great-great-nephews, and 18 great-great-nieces. Blessed by the Lord with an abundance of love. Not to mention an abundance of cousins and friends!!!
Stan was dedicated and worked hard for his work family at Faygo (National Beverage) until the Lord took him home.
He is genuinely loved and deeply missed.
REST IN PEACE IN THE LORD!
LOVE YOU MORE!!!!!
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE IS BEING PLANNED FOR THE NEAR FUTURE.
Celebration of Life
Stanley Joseph Gniewek
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May 4, 2021
Hi Uncle Stan, I don't know how to do this without actually talking to you. So, I want to thank you for always treating me like a part of the family. Right from the beginning, your sense of humor and the way you teased made me feel at ease and at home. We miss you Uncle Stan. Love you more and may God keep you in his arms.
March 18, 2021
Wow Uncle Stan I am still in disbelief. My immediate family has/had so much Love for you.I actually have many memories with you but to share a couple of them. I remember when I was much younger and you and Aunt Terry had a house built and you brought me over and this house was so big to me and you had a corvette and Coke - a- cola products lined up along the wall there was so much of it and I thought dang Uncle Stan is rich ( lol). Then thought to myself if I watch you and work hard like you I can have all of this when I get older also. As I got older I realized that you weren't rich on Materialistic things but you were so so extremely Rich on the LOVE that you gave and recieved. The other favorite memory is we had Christmas dinner at y'alls house and it was a warm winter Christmas and you gave me a pair of shorts and I jumped into Lake Huron not once but twice and I remember telling Grandpa Beaudry that I always wanted to do a polar plunge but it felt like I was going to pass out when I went under the water and he said well Ya Damn Fool that's not how you do it. Anyway Uncle Stan I just wanted you to know I am forever grateful that you were in my Life and I am Extremely Honored to have been able to say yea THAT'S MY UNCLE STAN he ROCKS. I will forever have a void in my Heart until we meet again in Heaven . Save a Spot and a Beer for me. I LOVE YOU UNCLE STAN ( our FAYGO connection) 😉🥲🥲🥲
March 16, 2021
I will miss you Uncle Stan. I will miss our Nascar talks. We had a lot of fun times when I was able to visit. Love you more. Give Wayne a big old hug from me and enjoy your Nascar talks with him.💜💜💜
March 15, 2021