Stanley D. “Stan” Stichmann, 82, Wausau, formerly of Phillips passed away on Friday, April 29, 2022, while under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Mountain Terrace, Wausau.
He was born April 12, 1940, in Sturgeon Bay, son of the late Roland and Geraldine (Vertz) Stichmann. Stan married Dianne Knaack in Hayward on July 7, 1977. She survives. Prior to that he was married to Sylvia (Davidson) Betka. They had four children together, but later divorced. She also survives.
Stan was the Maintenance Director at Valley Health Care Center, Hayward from 1976-2003. Other career positions included factory work at Prentice Hydraulics and Vilter Manufacturing, truck driving, sales, and other skilled, hands-on mechanical, carpentry and manufacturing jobs. Some of his favorite hobbies included motorcycling; especially taking in the Tomahawk Fall ride many times, snowmobiling, woodworking, remodeling, and hunting. Stan enjoyed spending time with his family whenever possible.
Stan was a proud veteran of the US Air Force where he served as an aircraft mechanic, 1958-1960.
Survivors include his wife, Dianne Stichmann, Wausau, formerly of Phillips, his children, David (Sharon Otto) Stichmann, Merrill, Dale Stichmann, Tomahawk, Debra Stichmann, Rhinelander, Dawn (Gene) Horwath, Tomahawk, Bob Bembenek, West Allis and Steve (Dawn) Bembenek, Clear Lake, 12 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and one great great grandchild, two sisters, Audrey McCulloch, TN and Diane (Dean) Rehburger, MI and numerous nieces and nephews and special uncle to Lori and Misty, his bother Gary’s daughters.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Gary and Greg Stichmann and brother-in-law, Gary McCulloch.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, New Berlin. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services all at the Stewart Avenue funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
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