Stankiewicz, J. Anne
J. Anne (Parmentier) Stankiewicz
Anne entered into eternal life with Jesus Christ on Saturday, August 2, 2014. She was born August 31, 1941, to the late Robert and Kathleen (Bohman) Parmentier. Of outmost importance to Anne was her Bible Study groups and daily Bible reading, observation and interpretation plus discovering what the word of God really means and then applying it in her everyday life.
Anne became interested in donating blood when her nephew, Clark and niece, Noelle were born and needed complete blood transfusions. She set a goal of 20 gallons but only made it to 10 when health problems prevented further giving.
Because she liked people, Anne enjoyed volunteering. She liked her Cub Scout Den meetings, delivering for Meal on Wheels as well as other volunteer activities.
Being part of the Big Sister Program, Anne became friends with Wenz, her special ""little"" sister. Thanks for all the good memories, Wenz. She also volunteered for the FISH Organization and perhaps what she and her grandson took pleasure most in was reading to the children at Jefferson Elementary School. Brer Rabbit was by far the favorite book.
Anne was a strong advocate for pro-life issues. Her thoughts paralleled Mother Teresa's beliefs, ""Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use violence to get what it wants; this is why the greatest destroyer of peace and love is abortion."" Anne was one of the original members of BIRTHRIGHT and remained active until the end.
Anne could be seen wearing a shirt proclaiming ""Don't take your organs to Heaven, Heaven knows we need them here."" On October 6, 1995, Anne received a kidney transplant from a donor, Ben, a married young father of four. It was his desire that if he should die unexpectedly to donate. Her second kidney was lovingly donated by her sister, Dawn Cavil and was much appreciated by Anne.
Anne is survived by her husband, Wayne; two sons, Robert (Sheila) and Steve (of whom she was very proud). She is also survived by her sister, Dawn (Jim) Cavil; Godchild, Eric Keup; sister-in-law, June Goeltz; nieces and nephews, Alex (Charmaine) Kurowski, Bill (Sandy) Hennes; cousin, JoAnne Shifflett; special aunt, Alayne Parmentier and her daughters. She is further survived by her special friends, Mary DePrey who spent many hours keeping Anne company at dialysis; special friends, Pastor Bobbie Skelly, Gretchen Baeten, Almeda Hollon and her neighbors; a Christian friend, Phyllis Fischer who led her to Christ; her Bible study group, Beth, Rose, Dick, Dawn, Linda, Glory, Leona and Evonne.
To four very special grandchildren, Benjamin Michael, Matthew Steven, Shalyn Rose, and Samantha Marie: May our Lord lead and guide you always and in time we will meet again. Love, Gramma.
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) Tuesday. The Prayer Service will be held at 12 p.m. (noon) Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Bobbie Skelly officiating and Phyllis Fischer assisting. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Anne's name.
The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the staff of Unity Hospice, especially Traci.
Blaney Funeral Home
1521 Shawano Ave. Green Bay, WI 54303
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Aug. 4, 2014