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George S. Stanek, Jr., age 67, of Parkers Prairie, died on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Bethany on the Lake in Alexandria.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2109, at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria with Fr. Peter VanderWeyst officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by the Minnesota Honor Guard, American Legion Post #87, Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #936, Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter #235, and the Marine Corps League Detachment #1409.
A visitation will take place 5-7 p.m., Monday at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria and will continue one hour prior to the service.
Interment will take place at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts.
George Sylvester Stanek, Jr., was born on February 28, 1952, to George and Edna (Morgan) Stanek, Sr., in Port Chester, New York. He graduated from Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School in 1970. George joined the U.S. Air Force in 1971 and served as an aircraft maintenance specialist until his honorable discharge in 1977. He was united in marriage to Crystal Hickey in 1975, and to this union two children were born. George began a career with Coca-Cola which brought him to Irving, Texas which lasted many years. He then worked as a limousine driver in Dallas before moving to Parkers Prairie in 2016, to be closer to family. He loved dancing and always making jokes to lighten the moment.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Steve, Wayne and Bobby Stanek.
George is survived by his son, George J. (Laura) Stanek of Olive Branch, Mississippi; daughter, Tina Marie (Aaron) White of Wadena; two sisters, Susan Stanek and Catherine Vaslet; former wife, Crystal Riddle of Wadena; nine grandchildren, Toby Wood, Jasmyn Wood, Jenna Wood, Morgan Stanek, Cody Stanek, Kymberly Stanek, Leila Sanford, Damian Stanek and Paisley Stanek; and a great-granddaughter, Kaylyn Stanek.
Memorials are preferred to the Disabled American Veterans.