Stanley Raymond Venne, Jr., 79 of Escanaba, MI, died August 7, 2016 at Whispering Creek Active Retirement Community in Sioux City, Iowa.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Sept 3rd at St. Joseph and St. Patrick
Catholic Church in Escanaba, MI. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.christysmith.com.
Stanley was born August 27, 1936 in Gladstone, Michigan, to Stanley R. Sr. and Antoinette (D’Amour) Venne. He grew up and attended school in Escanaba, MI, graduating from St. Joseph’s High School in Escanaba. He enlisted in the US Army in 1956 and served for 2 years being honorably discharged in 1958. Stanley went on to attend Michigan State University graduating in 1961. He married Lois Anne Wendelcke on Sept 2, 1961 in East Lansing, MI. The couple moved to New York City and Stanley worked for AT&T. Then in 1965 they moved to Milwaukee, WI and Stanley went to work for the Burroughs Corporation until 1968 when they moved Michigan and he went to work for the Pine Timber Corporation in Powers, MI.
He was a member of the St. Joseph’s and St. Anne’s Catholic Churches in Escanaba. Stanley belonged to the Logging Congress and was a past member of the Escanaba Jaycees. In his retirement, he enjoyed traveling throughout the United States with his wife, spending time with his dear friends and family, relaxing at camp with his friend Don Lang, and playing cards like a shark.
Surviving are his wife Lois, his 4 children; Stanley R. Venne, III of Phoenix, AZ and his children Hunter and Cody, Denise Gallagher & her husband Patrick of Phoenix, AZ and their children Cully and Brodey, Stephen Venne & his wife Beth of Sioux City, IA, and their children Max, Olivia, Jake, Sophia and Nate, Elizabeth Carabas & her husband Themios of Portland, OR, and their children Alexos, Elena and Dorian; 2 sisters, Mary Lou Thivierge & her husband Arthur of Chattanooga, TN and Joan Peterson & her husband Jack of Kalamazoo, MI, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Michael Venne.
Memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army of Escanaba, MI or the Delta County Cancer Alliance. Envelopes will be available at church.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the family locally.