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.
Our condolences to you–Terry, Cheryl, Alana and Chris. We will miss bumping into Stanley when we visit Les’ mother at Bishop Noa and would say so at the services except that we will be in Peoria visiting Jeanne’s mother over the coming weekend. Sincerely,
Jeanne and Les
Terry, Cheryl, Alana & Chris
You are all in my thoughts & prayer. Grandpa Jardis will be missed by all of us who knew him. You all meant the world to him, as did Grandma Stella. Now he will get to begin the New Year with his beloved Stella.
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Jardis, Alana, and Chris,
I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I’ll miss talking to Grandpa Jardis when I go to see Grandma and Grandpa Lancour. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!
Christy (Lancour) Klimek
Sun Prairie, WI
We are very sorry to hear about your father. May God give you comfort during this time.
Craig and Patty Woerpel
Terry, Cheryl, Alana & Chris
Sitting on the deck that Stan built and watching a family of deer crossing the river while admiring the beautiful flowers in the planter that he built while staying at the cottage are beautiful memories … Stan believed he could build just about anything and he proved it. There are many wonderful memories for both of us and, though we will miss him, a bit of his spirit will remain with us. We send our condolences and hope that perhaps the thought of his reunion with Stell will offer some consolation.
Idabelle & Fred Reider
Dear Terry, Cheryl & Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss of a father and grandfather. To have lived to age 93 is quite an accomplishment. You shared and enjoyed life with him far longer than most, but sometimes that makes it even harder to let go.
Loves Park, IL