Stanek, Walter S. "Lefty" 87, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family Aug. 29, 2013. Lifetime resident of NE Mpls and member of All Saints Polish Catholic Church. Preceded in death by daughter, Suzanne; grandson, Kevin; 3 sisters and 1 brother. Survived by loving wife of 63 years, Olga; daughters, Rose Ann, Debra (Dr. James) Jensen Jr., Stephanie and Catherine; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; brothers, Chester (Shirley) and Joseph; many nieces and nephews. Walter was an accomplished athlete, landing in the Circle of Basketball Champions Hall of Fame 1943 at Edison High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps WWII - Platoon 133, 1944-1946, participating in action against the enemy at Visayan, Philippine Islands and Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. He belonged to the VFW Post #1852 and Polish White Eagle Association, Mpls. He was an employee of B.F. Nelson for 10 years and also worked part-time at the Leamington Hotel. He retired from the US Post Office after 30 years of dedicated service. Visitation Tuesday 4-7 PM, Kapala-Glodek Funeral Home, 230 13th Ave NE, Mpls. 612-378-1331. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 10 AM, All Saints Catholic Church, 435 4th St. NE, Mpls with additional visitation 1 hour prior. Interment Gethsemane Cemetery. www.KapalaGlodekFuneralHome.com
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.