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Gregg M. Stanczak

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Gregg M. Stanczak, 56, of Ironwood, died on Feb. 17, 2021, in an avalanche in Alpine, Wyoming, while snowmobiling with his son, brothers, cousin and friends doing what he loved to do.

He was born in Milwaukee, Aug. 1, 1964, son of the late, John and Jane Stanczak.

Gregg graduated from Brown Deer High School in Brown Deer, Wisconsin. He worked in the tool and dye industry following graduation. He met his wife, the former Kelli Carli, and moved to Ironwood where they made their home. At the time of his death Gregg was employed with Jake's Excavating and Landscaping with his son, Michael.

Gregg was a man of many talents, an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and he enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, camping, going out to camp, and spending time with family and friends. He will be missed by those whose lives he touched, whether it be helping them fix things or just hanging out together in his man cave.

He will be missed by his loyal companions, his dog, Cash "Boyka" and his cats, Roscoe and Marquis.

Gregg is survived by his loving wife, Kelli; and son, Michael Stanczak, both of Ironwood. He is also survived by seven siblings, John (Donna) Stanczak, Lynda (Jim) Riddle, Bryan (Dawn) Stanczak, Randy (Jacqueline) Stanczak, Scott (Cari) Stanczak, Dawn (Jim) Hecht and Rhyll O'Keefe. Also surviving are brothers- and sisters-in-law, Curt (DeAnna) Carli, Cari (Scott) Stanczak, Deana Carli, Jason Jokipii, Dean Carli Jr., Amber (Tim) VonAlven and Preston (Darcie) Carli; his mother-in-law, Trina Rowett and stepmother-in-law, Kathy (Richard Miller) Carli; stepgrandmother, Fran Norman; many nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and nephews; as well as many wonderful friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, as well as his father-in-law, Dean Carli.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 13, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Ironwood with Rev. Binu Joseph officiating.

The family was assisted by the Schwab Mortuary and Crematory in Afton, Wyoming.

"The moment you left me my heart was split in two, one side was filled with memories, the other side died with you. I often lay awake at night, when the world is fast asleep, and take a walk down memory lane with tears upon my cheek.

"Remembering you is easy, I do it every day, but missing you is a heartache that never goes away. I hold you tightly within my heart and there you will remain. You see, life has gone on without you but will never be the same."

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