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Staral, Sylvester L.

Sylvester L. Staral, age 74, a former resident of 1330 S. 17th Street, Manitowoc, currently of Harmony West, Manitowoc, died Monday, December 24, 2012 at Harmony West of Manitowoc.

He was born on August 28, 1938 in Two Rivers, son of the late Joseph and Frances (Patek) Staral. Sylvester was a graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School, Class of 1957. He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving 2 ½ years in Germany. On April 28, 1962 he married the former Marilyn Pozorski at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. After his service discharge, Sylvester was employed at Aluminum Specialty Company and then with Dick Podrabsky Builders. From there he worked at Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry and retired from the Manitowoc Public School System after 30 years of employment. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi (Marshall Site) Parish, and Eagles Aerie #706. Sylvester enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his home in Shawano. He also enjoyed driving his red corvette, playing roulette at the casinos, fishing, and helping others with home improvements.

Survivors include his wife: Marilyn (Pozorski) Staral, Manitowoc; a daughter and son-in-law: Christine & Scott Hallfrisch, Manitowoc; two sons and a daughter-in-law: Robert & Lisa Staral, Appleton, Scott Staral & special friend Crystal Kantola, Manitowoc; four grandchildren: Ashley & Allison Hallfrisch, Manitowoc, Dylan & Jordan Staral, Appleton; two friends of the family: Jeana & Emma, Manitowoc; and one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law: Francis & Joanie Pozorski, Manitowoc and Donna Staral. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by a brother: Stephen Staral and his mother-in-law and father-in-law: Lucille & Frank Pozorski.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 28, 2012 at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Richard Klingeisen with entombment at Calvary Mausoleum, Manitowoc. Military rites will be accorded by the VFW Otto Oas Post #659.

The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall, Manitowoc, from 9:30 a.m. Friday, December 28, 2012 until 10:45 a.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting

The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Harmony West as well as Dr. Govier and Dr. Fuchs. They would also like to thank Eunice Lantow who brought Sylvester his communion every Sunday.

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Dec. 27, 2012
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