The Obit For Roman Stankiewicz

Roman J. Stankiewicz
June 2, 1928 - May 20, 2009

The South Bend Tribune, 5/22/2009

SOUTH BEND - Roman J. Stankiewicz, 80, of Grand Haven went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 20, 2009.

He was born June 2, 1928, in South Bend, IN, to Roman J. and Florence (Urbanski) Stankiewicz, and he married Rita Jane Pajakowski on February 19, 1955, in South Bend. She preceded him in death on June 24, 2006.

Mr. Stankiewicz moved to the Tri-Cities area from South Bend three years ago. He formerly owned and operated Clay Service Center, a John Deere dealership, and was also the Assistant Fire Chief in Clay Township, Indiana.

He attended First Baptist Church in Spring Lake. He enjoyed baseball and was a minor league umpire. He especially enjoyed his family and grandchildren, traveling, exercising, and antiques. People will always remember his smile.

Survivors include a daughter, Marie (Bill) Dukes of Spring Lake; two sons, Tom (Penny) Stankiewicz of South Bend and John (Brenda) Stankiewicz of Mishawaka, IN; six grandchildren: Justin, Terry, Trevin, Madeline, William, and Rebekah; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Lucille and Dorothy. The service for Roman will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2009, at First Baptist Church of Spring Lake with Pastor Doug Bytwerk officiating.

Friends may meet the family 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the church. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Grand Haven Christian School or First Baptist Church of Spring Lake are appreciated.

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The family is being served by VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad Funeral Home of Spring Lake.