Stanley J. Jardis, 93, of 2916 3rd Avenue South #18, Escanaba, Michigan, died Tuesday December 28, 2004 at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba following a brief illness.
He was born November 4, 1911 in Escanaba the son of John and Klementa (Antonicic) Jardis and was a lifelong resident of the Escanaba-Gladstone area. He attended school in the Gladstone Area Schools. He married Stella M. Rouse on July 2, 1936 at All Saints Church in Gladstone.
During his early working years Stanley was employed at the Marble Arms Corporation in Gladstone and later at the Harnischfeger Corporation in Escanaba from which he retired in 1976 after more than 30 years as a machinist. After their retirements, Stan and Stell spent 18 years wintering in Boca Raton, Florida before returning full-time to Escanaba in 1996. Stanley was a member of St. Joseph/St. Patrick Parish in Escanaba. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren, Alana & Chris, and at his cottage on the Escanaba River in Cornell. He was a skilled craftsman having built two homes and his cottage and loved construction projects of any kind.
Survivors include a son Terry (Cheryl) Jardis of Escanaba, granddaughter Alana of Tacoma, Washington, grandson Christian of Charlotte, NC, sisters Emma (John) Smith and Tillie (Harvey) St. John, both of Spalding and Dorothy (Andrew) Blanda of St. Paul, Minnesota, brother William (Helen) Jardis of Chicago, Illinois and sister-in-law Gloria (John) Jardis of Gladstone and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Emil, and Albert and 2 sisters, Mary (Leo) Waeghe and Amelia (Arnold) Carlson.
Visitation will be held on Monday January 3, 2005 at the Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba from 3:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial Services celebrating the life of Stanley J. Jardis will follow on Monday at 6:00 P.M. at St. Joseph/St. Patrick Church in Escanaba with Rev. Fr. Richard Schaeffer officiating. Luncheon will be served in the parish hall following the services. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Escanaba. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes are in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to St. Joseph/St. Patrick Parish for the new sound system or to the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Envelopes will be available at the Skradski Funeral Homes or at St. Joseph/St. Patrick Church.