STANEK, Elizabet

Posted: October 28th, 2021

Elizabeth Stanek

1930 – 2021

Mrs. Elizabeth Stanek of Magrath, beloved wife of the late Mr. Eugene “Geno” Stanek, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at the age of 90 years.

Elizabeth was born in Magrath, Alberta on November 20, 1930 to Steve and Theresa Gruninger. She grew up on the Gruninger family farm just west of town. Elizabeth walked a long 4 miles to school each day! She met her husband Eugene “Geno” Stanek and married him on November 24, 1951 at St. Joseph’s. They had 2 children, John and Liz, that they raised together in the same home on Main Street that Elizabeth lived in until she moved into Garden Vista seven years ago.

Elizabeth and Geno travelled to Europe three times. She loved to travel and continued to visit places like the Dominican Republic, New Mexico, San Francisco and toured the East Coast. Elizabeth loved to dance at the Polish Hall, loved Christmas and her family. She was a member of the CWL since 1961.

Elizabeth is survived by her son John Stanek (Kelly Sharp); grandchildren Lauren and Matthew Stanek; her daughter Liz Kerner (Dan Mezei); grandchildren Jennifer (Adam) Ross, Janine Kerner, Michael Kerner, Brett (Tela) Kerner; great grandchildren Justin (Brittany) Bourk; Rory, Layla and Quinn Ross; Colton, Kiedon and Kinzey Kerner; Cami Charlee and Kade Olshaski; Matthew Kerkhoff, Abbie, Jaxon and Mica Kerner, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her loving husband Eugene “Geno” Stanek, Elizabeth is predeceased by her parents Steve and Theresa Gruninger; brothers Steve (Eva) Gruninger and George (Irene) Gruninger.

The family would like to extend and special thank you to Luellen Lee for being “our other sister” and moms’ helper when we couldn’t be there for her.

A Private Family Service will be held due to Covid 19 restrictions.

Interment will follow at the Magrath Cemetery at approximately 12:30 pm. The family welcomes those who wish to attend.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Good Samaritans Garden Vista, 37 East 2nd Avenue North, Magrath, Alberta T0K 1J0 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, 110 – 1525 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Z 8R9.

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