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Stanley M. Wiza Jr. age 78, of Oshkosh, died Friday, October 29, 2021, at home. He was born on November 15, 1942, in Stevens Point to the late Stanley Sr. and Zephrene (Zywicki) Wiza. From 1960 until 1962, during the Vietnam War era, Stanley served in the U.S. Army, earning his G.E.D., and was stationed in Germany during the Cuban Crisis. After his service time he went to work during the day and was a student at Lakeland College in the evening until he earned his degree. On November 14, 1964, he married Barbara Gagas. For many years Stanley worked at Sun Chemical in Menasha until his retirement. He also went to school for small engine repair and enjoyed tinkering in his barn and shed. Stanley enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was an antique collector. Rain or shine, Stanley enjoyed being with his three grandsons watching them play sports or music. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.
Stanley is survived by his wife of almost 57 years, Barbara Wiza, of Oshkosh; two daughters, Charlene Wiza-Smith, of Neenah; Susan (Paul) Kinsella, of Denmark; three grandsons, Collin, Logan, and Taylor Kinsella; siblings, Larry (Jackie) Wiza, Wally (Candy) Wiza, Dennis Wiza, Marlene (Mike) Gorski; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jerome “Jerry” Smith; and siblings, Joseph Wiza, Jimmy Wiza, Tommy Wiza, Delores (Don) Koback, and Virginia Ostrander.
A visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, November 5, 2021, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church 210 Pleasant Dr. Winneconne. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Military honors will follow. Interment will be at a later date at the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Polonia, Wisconsin. Mueller Funeral Home-Winneconne is assisting the family.
Stanley’s family wishes to thank: the officers from the Winnebago County Sherriff’s Dept., the town of Vinland First Responders, and Fr. Tom Long for their support in their time of need.
If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.