Stanley Albert Szarowicz, 64, passed away at his home on Soo Lake on Tuesday, June 18, while under the care of his family and Flambeau Home Health and Hospice. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 10, 1948, the son of Stanley John and Dolores (Bialkowski) Szarowicz. He attended Carl Schurz High School. He was married to Carol Norman in the North Shore Baptist Church in Chicago on January 18, 1969. He was employed by Illinois Tile and Trostrude Tile in Chicago from 1968 to 1974. In 1974 he and Carol purchased a dairy farm in the Village of Catawba, which they operated for 26 years. He was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church of Catawba, of the Soo Lake Association, served as Catawba Village Trustee, was a 20 year member of the Catawba/Harmony Fire Department where he served as Chief for 3 years, and served on the board of the Rusk County Farmers Union CO-OP. After retiring from the farm he and Carol moved to their home on Soo Lake. He then worked part time at Copps in Phillips, and continued to install ceramic tile until 2011. He loved fishing with his “fishing buddy”, granddaughter Emma, and watching the Green Bay Packers. He is survived by Carol, his wife of 44 years; by one son, Scott (Erika Lahnala), Marathon; by two daughters, Amy Szarowicz, DePere, WI, and Laura Szarowicz, Green Bay, WI; by one granddaughter, Emma Marie Szarowicz, Green Bay, WI and by one grandson, Keenan Rood, Marathon; by one sister, Sandra (Robert) Strantz, Chicago, IL; and by many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. On Saturday, June 22, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Catawba with Pastor Jody Becker officiating. Inurnment will be in the Catawba Cemetery in Catawba. Friends may call at the Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips on Friday, June 21, after 4:00 P.M. and at the church on Saturday from 9:30 A.M. until the time of services. The family suggests that memorials take the form of an offering to Hope Lodge, 611 W. Doege St., Marshfield, or to the Bethany Lutheran Church in Catawba.
The Heindl funeral Home in Phillips is assisting the family with funeral arrangements