OBITUARY

Stan Herschel Santow

March 12, 1947December 5, 2017

Stan Herschel Santow of Harlingen, Texas passed away unexpectedly December 5, 2017 at the age of 70. He was a distinguished Vietnam War Army veteran who served in country from 1969 to 1970. Stan was born March 12, 1947 in Elkhart, IN to Joseph David & Dorothy (Hoffman) Santow. He graduated from Hollywood High School in Los Angeles, California in 1965 and attended Ferris State University where he pursued an Associates in Applied Science in Printing and Printing Management. On June 8, 1968, he married his college sweetheart Marsha (Johnson) Santow in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Stan enlisted in the U.S. Army the same year and underwent basic and advanced infantry training (AIT) at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia. After graduating from AIT in 1969, Stan was deployed as an E4 to the Southern II Corps Tactical Zone in Vietnam. He returned stateside to Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia where he worked as an electronics instrument repair instructor until he left the service in 1971. Stan was a distinguished U.S. veteran. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, two O/S Bars, and an Expert Rifle Medal. After leaving the Army, Stan worked in the printing field for 36 years before retiring in 2006. Stan is survived by his wife Marsha; daughters, Heather (Steve) Campbell; Jennifer (Rick) Clements; grandsons Keegan Rife; Ricky Clements II; Greyson Campbell and Sister-in-law Shelley Johnson. Stan was preceded in death by his sister Faun, and parents, Joseph & Dorothy. A Memorial will be held at the Sunshine Country Club Estates, Retzlaff Hall in Harlingen, Texas on December 9 at 11 a.m. Donations may be sent to the Sunshine Country Club Estates Memorial Fund, 1957 West Michigan Drive, Harlingen, TX 78550 or the Wounded Warrior Project at https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.

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Merilee Lovelace

December 10, 2017

My prayers go out to you Marsha. May God be with you and your family on this sad occasion.

Lonnie Glazier

December 8, 2017

Marsha, I heard from Tracie Sherburn that your Stan was called to the Lord. I am sorry for your loss.
From Lonnie Glazier WMU from 1979-1989

Carol & Louie Perez

December 8, 2017

It was a pleasure to have met Stan and Marsha at the Twin Mills campground in 2002, many hours were spent around the campfire in the coming years chatting about the days adventures or just watching the bats swoop through the campfire as they chased insects. It was as equal a pleasure meeting the rest of the family as well.

It was with great sorrow that we learned of Stan's passing; as the family and friends knows Stan did not leave this world without first making a difference, he will be remembered by those who had the pleasure of meeting him.

Please accept our condolences on your loss.

Jane Ferguson

December 8, 2017

My condolences to the family. I enjoy seeing your old family photos Jennifer. May your precious memories help you through this difficult time.

David Bock

December 8, 2017

You are missed, sir. Tonight we will honor you with a minute of silence on the MARS network.

Don & Sandy Sakowski

December 8, 2017

Don & I have known & loved U for more than 50 years! May God welcome you to heaven. ~ hope to see you there.

Marilyn Lucking

December 8, 2017

I feel sad for Family and Friends who have a loss of such a good man.

Julie Suhr

December 7, 2017

I pray that God comforts you and your family.

Jennifer Clements

December 7, 2017

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY