Stan was born in Wpg on Sept 7, 1935 to Alex and Jessie Sandulak, the youngest of nine living children. He grew up on the family farm, first near Mollard and then near Sperling. He attended school in Sperling and after graduating he began work at MTS and the with Manitoba Hydro, where he made many life long friends and saw much of Manitoba.
In 1965, he heard they were looking for linemen in the US, so he packed his bags and moved to Wisconsin. Shortly after arriving he met Irma (Terry) Thompson and they were married on September 25/65. He became a US citizen in 1970 but always kept his connection to his family and friends in Manitoba. Stan was a born entrepreneur and adventurer and although he always worked for power companies, he and Terry also tried other businesses along the way, even owning a motel at one point. He also had an artistic side and spent many a happy hour in his workshop designing and making beautiful wood belt buckles. Being an adventurer never left his blood and in 1976-78 he went with his company to Saudi Arabia to help bring power to that part of the world. He would come home with amazing stories.
In the mid 80’s Stan and Terry bought a motor home and began travelling in the winter months. They would spend time in Texas and Arizona, enjoying time with family and friends along the way.
Terry sadly passed away in Feb 2013 and Stan turned back to work to fill his days. In Nov 2013, Stan reconnected with his former sweetheart, Marj Lehmann and they found a shared love of each other, life, family and friends. In 2017, Stan moved back to Carman to be welcomed by Marj and her wonderful family. This also enabled him to spend more time with his own family and friends and to meet the some of the newest members of his very large extended family.
Although we all wish he could have been with us longer, we know he is wrapped in the loving arms of those who went before him. He was predeceased by his wife Terry, parents, Alex and Jessie, three infant sisters, Marika, Pearl and Cecilia, brothers, Peter, John, William (Bill), sisters Marie, Anne, Doreen and Olga, brothers-in-law Roy Bausman, Garth Pickell and Frances Ribordy, sisters-in-law Joyce and Wilma Sandulak. Also, Terry’s brother and sister-in-law, Orville and Dorothy Thompson and sister-in-law Pauline Juderjahn and Donald Albert.
He leaves to mourn him, his beloved Marj, brother Joe and wife Carol, sister-in-law Betty, many nieces and nephews and their families and Marj’s children and grandchildren. He will also be missed by his life long friend Bob and Judy Bull.
We will remember him for his big beautiful smile, generous heart, sense of humour, keen intelligence and love of life. Rest In Peace.
A Celebration of Stan’s Life will be held for family at a later date.