Stanislaw Czyszczon, humbly devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, died quietly at home at the age of 82. He is dearly missed by his beloved wife Krystyna; cherished children Paul Czyszczon and Irene (Dan) Czyszczon-Minter; and numerous siblings, nieces and nephews.
Stanislaw was born in a small village in southern Poland as the first born to parents Wladyslaw and Zofia. In search of a better life, he immigrated to the United States in 1959. He proudly served in the US Army for two years, most of that time being stationed in Germany. After returning stateside, he remained in the army reserves for four years and was honorably discharged. A few years later, while visiting his family back in Poland, he met and fell in love with Krystyna, a vibrant young woman from a neighboring village. They were married and created a beautiful life together for 48 years. Stanislaw died peacefully at home with Krystyna by his side, caring for his body and praying for his soul.
Stanislaw worked at LTV Steel for 40 years as an electrician. He would regale us with colorful tales of his workdays and nights with his friends and coworkers in the Line Shop. He was fond of jokes, wordplay and teasing, and he was always eager to share a laugh with everyone around him. He would say he was not bald but had ingrown hairs on his head that grew out through his nose and ears. Stanislaw was a gifted storyteller, and we hung on his every word, even stories we heard multiple times before. He had a tender heart for animals and used his green thumb to create a backyard oasis for wild birds, though it often attracted more than a few uninvited critters, including possums, squirrels, raccoon and cats. He inspired a love of science and nature in his children and taught us to respect all life. We will miss his gentle spirit, quick wit, unconditional love and mischievous streak. We know that the saints and angels are embracing him in heaven.
Funeral services will be held directly at Our Lady of Grace Church, 3025 Highway Ave in Highland, on Thursday, January 28, 2021 with visiting from 10:00 am until the time of mass at 10:30 am. Burial to follow at St. John/St. Joseph Cemetery in Hammond.
In lieu of flowers donations to Carmelite Monastery in Munster, Our Lady of Grace in Highland, or Salvatorian Fathers (Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine) would be appreciated.