Bay City, MI
Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend was called home by his Heavenly Father on Monday, October 19, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family, age 68 years. Stan was born October 28, 1946 in Bay City, to the late Lee & Helen (Larssen) DeLorge. He attended St. Mary’s High School and graduated from the class of 1965. Stan married the former Jacqueline M. Dzurka on November 15, 1969 in St. Vincent DePaul Church and she survives him. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Stan started his career working for the Saginaw County Fire Department at Tri-City Airport and later became a Police Officer for the Airport. He then transferred to the Saginaw County Sheriff Department for five years transferring to the Bay City Police Department where he worked for over 24 years before retiring in July of 2000. Stan was a member of the F.O.P. #103, the K of C Council #414 where he served as Grand Knight. Stan was the first Grand Knight to have the office of Grand Knight passed down from father to son. He was also a member of the Fourth Degree Bishop Murphy Assembly #0491, a D.A.R.E. Officer and Liaison Officer for the Bay City Schools. Stan kept stats for over 24 years for the Bay City Central High School Football Program. He was a member of Brian’s House Community Group, Monday Night Businessmen’s Bowling League, where he served as secretary for many, many years. He was a member of Our Lady of Peace Church. Stan in his early years was a sports reporter while serving in the U.S. Air Force and covered the 1968 World Series Game and the All Star Game for the Playground Daily News. He co-chaired the K of C #414 Wednesday night Bingo and was an avid golfer and bowler. Stan was a very dedicated employee for the Ambrose and Squires Funeral Homes for many years. Stan was always finding ways to give of himself to those in need, his generous heart and giving spirit will be greatly missed and forever remembered. Surviving besides his wife Jackie he leaves four children; Thomas (Shannon) DeLorge and their children, Jaden & Jonathon; Patricia (Tom) Lewandowski and their children, Mackenzie, Mallory & Madeline; Joel (Kelly) DeLorge and their son Brady; Nicholas DeLorge, and a great-grandson, Cameron. Also surviving is his favorite mother-in-law, Patricia Dzurka, one brother, Tom DeLorge, an uncle, Roy (Nonnie) DeLorge. Brother-in-laws and sisters-in-law; Tom Deladurantaye, Jill Conn, Judy (Gary) Schulz, Jane (Tom) Knochel, Jeff (Kathy) Dzurka, Jon (Von) Dzurka, dear friends; Dave Wahr, Ralph Ulman and many nieces, nephews, counsins and his dog Toby. He was predeceased by his sister, Mara Deladurantaye, father-in-law, Thomas Dzurka, a brother-in-law, Joey Dzurka, two sister-in-laws; Joyce Havican and Jeanne DeLorge. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, October 23, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. from Our Lady of Peace Church. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will officiate with burial in Calvary Cemetery under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 2-8 P.M. and at the Church on Friday after 9:00 A.M. There will be a Parish Vigil Service for Stan on Thursday at 7:00 P.M. followed by a Bible Presentation and a Resolution of Condolence and Chalice Presentation by the Bishop Murphy Assembly #0491. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Brian’s House or Family Wishes.