Michael Stancl
August 18, 1951 - November 18, 2020
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Passed away after a four year battle with lung cancer. Age 69. Husband of Sherry (nee Kimmel) for 44 years. Loving father of Ryan Stancl (Solina). Son of Daniel and the late Melrose Stancl. Brother of Tom (Rebecca) Stancl and Jerry Stancl. Brother-in-law of Vicki (Steve) Henkel, Jim (Maureen) Behnke, John (Nancy) Behnke, and Tom…

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Pat Russell left a message on November 25, 2020:
My sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to the Stancl family. I did not know Mike personally, but I worked with his dad Daniel at WE Energies back when it was Wisconsin Electric at the printing department on North 2nd Street. I always remember Dan talking of the good times he had taking his sons hunting. Again, so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Pat Russell Waukesha
Larry Bednarski left a message on November 24, 2020:
Sherri, you may not remember me. I went to architectural school with Mike. I thought he was a sincere person who just wanted to work hard to graduate. He was not egotistical but always nice and friendly. I am so sorry you did not have more time with him. I truly am sad. He is missed. Larry Bednarski
Melissa left a message on November 23, 2020:
I am very sorry to hear about Mike's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I had the opportunity to work with Mike through the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee. Mike had taught me many things during the Westlawn Gardens development. I very much enjoyed working with him. He was tough but fair, steadfast and most of all I enjoyed his humor.
Howard Nunnemacher left a message on November 23, 2020:
My condolences to Mike's family. I have many good memories working with him in the architectural field. Also had memories of playing Fantasy Basketball (March Madness) with him. Sincere sympathy, Howard
Glen Radford left a message on November 23, 2020:
My deepest condolences to the Stancl family. Michael and I worked together at the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee where he was a great example of honorable and ethical design and practices in his field. I learned a lot from him, and have missed his presence since his retirement, which was much too short. We were all better in what we did because of him. Rest in peace dear friend.
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John Holz left a message on November 23, 2020:
I offer up my thoughts and prayers to Sherry the Stancl Family. Mike was a friend and mentor to me at Plunkett Raysich Architects, as we designed churches together for communities all over Wisconsin. I enjoyed our conversations, shared meals and many car rides to and from church clients and interviews in Woodruff, Rhinelander, Fond du Lac and many other places. Mike's positive impact on people and the built environment are cherished memories.
Michael Scherbel left a message on November 23, 2020:
My sympathy to the family. I knew Mike and worked with him for many years at Plunkett Raysich Architects. His talents made so many projects better for all the people that experienced his architecture .
David Flores left a message on November 22, 2020:
Family and Friends of Michael Stancl, My hearfelt condolences on the passing of Michael. He was a valued colleague whom I greatly admired for his professionalism and personableness. I will remember him for his sterling service to the public -- and for his ever-present sweater vests. I had hoped that Michael would have enjoyed a much longer and deserved retirement. Hoping you find comfort in one another's arms during this difficult time. Sincerely, David Flores Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee
Jim Behnke left a message on November 22, 2020:
Because I have so many great memories with Mike from such a young age, he seemed like my older brother. And he was the best older brother anyone could ask for! He so often shared his time with my brothers and me. I remember him taking us to Mequon and shooting off Estes rockets, including the time we caught one of the rockets from the car. I also remember shooting clay pigeons in his parent’s back yard. I guess it was just sharing life together, and it was great! Even after we got older, he was still so interested in our lives and always wanted the best for us and our family. His visits to my mom and dad in Phoenix were always a working vacation. He even helped take down their huge dish antenna. His love and service to my parents were that of a son’s and not a son-in-law’s. I will never forget the great times we spent together and will miss the times we would have had. My condolences to Sherry and Ryan for their loss.
Ron Janiuk left a message on November 22, 2020:
Please accept Annette and my condolences. Lots of memories of working with Mike, the sheepshead games, Office parties and picnics and the jokes,both on him and from him. He was definitely "one of the bunch".
Vicki (Kimmel) Henkel left a message on November 21, 2020:
My entire family loved spending time with ‘Uncle Mike.’ He had an amazing sense of humor, providing us with great laughter, whether it was playing games or sitting around the dinner table. We will miss him incredibly and cherish the times spent with him over the years.
Marilyn Nerenberg left a message on November 21, 2020:
Our heartfelt condolences to the Stancl family. We are deeply grateful we were able to spend time with Mike and Sherry last year during the holidays. Meeting our Solina’s future mother and father in-law was a unique and monumental experience for us. We were thrilled that our time together felt relaxed and comfortable. Mike wasn’t feeling his best, but he was wonderfully present. We will miss him. Sending our love to Sherry and Ryan. Randy and Marilyn Nerenberg
Kristin Behnke left a message on November 21, 2020:
Uncle Mike will be missed. I cherish all the Christmas’ we’ve celebrated together throughout my childhood. Thank you for these memories. Love, Kristin Behnke
Maureen Behnke (sister-in-law) left a message on November 20, 2020:
As I was almost last to join the family, I didn’t know Mike in his youth (I married Sherry’s younger brother Jim in 1987). I remember going to the Stancl’s home for the holidays and feeling so welcome. Mike was not a man of many words, but I felt his care through his actions. He took pride in cooking the holiday turkeys. When it came time for clean up, he helped with the dishes. My fondest memories of Mike are him sitting contentedly with Sherry and their dog, Jake. Mike and Sherry’s 44-year marriage is an inspiration to me. It is with deepest sadness and even deeper love that I offer my condolences to Sherry and my nephew and ring bearer, Ryan. I pray we as a family can do and be what you need during this time. I pray for the comfort that can only come from One greater than ourselves (Isaiah 40:1-5).
John Behnke left a message on November 20, 2020:
Condolences to Sherry and Ryan and all the loved ones Mike left behind. His love of the outdoors and willingness to teach me and my brothers how to water ski is a memory I will cherish forever. John
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