Stanley J. Rechek, age 86, died Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Golden Living Continental Manor in Randolph.
Visitation for Stan will be at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home, N7199 North Crystal Lake Road in Beaver Dam, on Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM; the American Legion Post #146 will walk through at 6:00 PM. On Friday, June 20, 2014, there will be a visitation at Annunciation Catholic Church, 305 Green Street in Fox Lake, from 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM; this will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. Following the burial at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Beaver Dam, there will be a luncheon at the Veterans Center in Beaver Dam.
Stan was born on May 8, 1928 in rural Fox Lake, Wisconsin to the late Stencil and Mary (Gallager) Rechek. He enlisted in the United States Army and served from October 5, 1946 to September 6, 1949; after active duty, he continued to serve in the Army Reserves. On May 20, 1950, he was united in marriage with Shirley Neuman. Stan worked at several area businesses including Cleary Motors, Wisconsin Improvement Company, the Chrysler-Plymouth Dealership, and the Dodge County Highway Department. In 1969, Stan was called from the Army Reserves back to active duty in the United States Army. He worked as a Drill Sergeant, career counselor, and a recruiter in Massachusetts, Ohio, and Kentucky. He retired as a Master Sergeant on June 1, 1988. Stan served the City of Beaver Dam as an alderman in the 8th Ward for 9 years. He was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in Fox Lake, the Knights of Columbus Pope John XXIII Council #1837, and the John E. Miller American Legion Post #146.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Rechek of Beaver Dam; his brother, Joe (Mildred) Rechek of Beaver Dam; his sister, Rose Ann (Reuben) Callies of Beaver Dam; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Stan was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Francis Rechek.
The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com or www.KoepsellFH.com