Donald “Don” Stane of Elm Grove was called into the loving arms of Christ on February 23, 2020 at the age of 81.
Loving husband of Radyne Stane; devoted father of Donna (Tom), John (Margaret), and Julie (Scott); and special and loving grandpa of Nicholas, Helena, Mia, Joshua, and Audrey; dear brother of Carol (the late Pasquale), Jean (Michael) and Robert. Further survived by brothers and sister in law James and Patricia Vagena and John “Jack” (the late Ginger) Walsh; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Don joins his parents Alex and Florence Stane and granddaughter Lauren in Heaven.
He was born on April 17, 1938 in Chicago. He graduated from Chicago’s Teacher College and worked as a sales engineer for Mobil Oil until his retirement in 1998.
Don enjoyed flying, fishing, woodworking, gardening, travelling, golfing, reading, painting, stained glass making, building, and anything else he put his mind to.
Above all, however, Don most enjoyed being Grandpa.
A visitation for Don will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Becker Ritter Funeral Home (14075 W North Ave, Brookfield) from 3:00pm until 6:00pm. Additional visitation will take place on Monday, March 2, 2020 at St. Mary's Visitation Parish (1260 Church St, Elm Grove) from 10:00am until 10:45am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin or to Tunnels to Towers.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the doctors and nurses of Waukesha Memorial and the caring staff of Congregational Home in Brookfield.