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Stanley “Stash” Petek

Apr 08, 1960 - Jun 17, 2024


Stash passed peacefully in his home, surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday, June 16th. Stash was born in Sheboygan WI, on April 8, 1960, to the late Stanley and Angela Petek. He was the youngest of four children and their only son. He grew up in Sheboygan and graduated from South High School. He dedicated his life to his family, friends and Petek’s Tavern; a legacy passed down from his father and has been in the family for three generations. Stash (“Schnookie-butz”) married the love of his life, Denise on November 14, 1992 and welcomed their youngest daughter, Chelsie the following year. The family enjoyed trips to Florida, camping up north and fishing trips; Stash loved his family and friends and was happiest when surrounded by his people. He loved joking and going out, playing darts and peek dice, and watching sports (go Cubs!). Stash had such a big heart and was loved by everyone who met him. He was always good for a razz, a funny nickname and a laugh but also safe place to land if you needed him. We are all so thankful to have him in our lives and he will be greatly missed by so many. Until we meet again, Na zdravje!

Stash is survived by his loving wife, Denise and daughters: Chelsie (Adam) Kollmann, Jeanie (Jason) Angel and Jackie (Paul) Novak; five grandchildren, Dimitri, Colton, Rory, Tommy, and Parker; his sisters, Sandy (Dennis) Brunnbauer, Sharron Reinke, and Susie Parins and his best-dog buddy Tater; many nieces and nephews, along with friends too numerous to count. Stash is preceded in death by his mother, Angela; father, Stanley; brother-in-law, Brad Parins. His beloved dogs, Cinder and Jewel.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Sharon S. Richardson and all the doctors and nurses for the excellent care, compassion, support and love we felt from each and every person who we worked with; we could not have done this without all of you.
In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to Sharon S. Richardson. A celebration of Stash’s life is being planned and details will be shared when available.



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LaVonne Young

Stashy, [he called me Lonnie] had such an impact on so many customers/friends, our neighborhood, and the community. He was extremely cheerful, giving, friendly and loved telling me about his family too. I enjoyed being his neighbor for 22 years, and will miss him. May God wrap His loving arms around ĥis family and comfort all of them♡

Randy Rindfleisch

I can honestly say I have never heard anyone say they didn't love Stash. A true friend, devoted family man, a legend.

Randy & Jackie Grimmer

We are so sorry for your loss. Stash was a great guy and we so enjoyed our times together.

Lisa guelig

Denise so sorry for your loss.


You will be missed buddy!

Terra Melrose

Pretty! Thiss was an incredibly wonderful article. Many thanks for supplying this info.

Tom Wagner

Stash was a true life long friend. We grew up together, born a few days apart and I have so many fond memories of being around him. He was always there to light up a smile. My deepest sympathy. He will be missed.

Katie Anderson

Denise, Chelsie, Jeanie, and Jackie, We are SO sorry to hear the news of Stash's passing!! We are all thinking of you. All our love, Katie, Keith, Saige, and McKena

Roger Jurk

Denise, My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Lana Dekker

So sorry to Denise, Chelsea and all of Stashes family.

Dawn Roe

Denise, may all your happy memories bring you and you family comfort now and in the future. We never can replace the ones we lose,but chose to live your life to the fullest.

Cindy Kneevers McNamara

What a guy! Always one to put a smile on your face and make you feel welcome. He will truly be missed.

Sue Frazier

Stash, It's really going to be hard to go in Petek's knowing I will never see you again. My heart hurts. I will miss you forever 💔. Until we meet gain, love you always.

Stan & Peggy Olig

Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Debbie & Jay Rivard

Dear Denise, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I can only imagine how devastating this is to you. I’m glad for all the years you and Stash had happiness together, but it’s never long enough. I’m sure you will cherish the memories and find comfort in your children and grandchildren. My deepest sympathies to you.

Jerry & Judy Hittman

stash was a great kid. I know him when he was our neighbor. My fondest memory of him was when he help get my son Todd to the doctor after he smashed his finger in the screen door.