The busiest man I ever met. He always had a 1000 gestures , and sheckles to be made. I will always cherish the days he would drop by my office for a quick visit , and see what business he could drum up. He was old school when it came to running a trucking company, and that's what was so special . He didn't mail you an invoice, he brought it to you , had a coffee and shot the breeze. You couldn't help but chuckle , after a visit from Stanley. After he retired , he still dropped by , just checking to make sure I was doing things right . Those visits will always be my fondest memories. Stanley was a man you couldn't help but admire. What a life he lived , what legacy he left. They don't make them like that anymore.
Ursula and Family
My deepest condolences to You and all the family. It was a pleasure to meet Stan many years ago as I was a supervisor and you both would come in to visit. I still remember the day he met Tyler for the first time when he was a baby.
Our Condolences again
Estelle & Tim Gauthier and Family
Poem shared by Connie Ertmoed-Ilkuf at Stanley's funeral
Written by Anthony Dowson
Speak of me as you have always done.
Remember the good times, laughter, and fun.
Share the happy memories we've made.
Do not let them wither or fade.
I'll be with you in the summer's sun
And when the winter's chill has come.
I'll be the voice that whispers in the breeze.
I'm peaceful now, put your mind at ease.
I've rested my eyes and gone to sleep,
But memories we've shared are yours to keep.
Sometimes our final days may be a test,
But remember me when I was at my best.
Although things may not be the same,
Don't be afraid to use my name.
Let your sorrow last for just a while,
Comfort each other and try to smile.
I've lived a life filled with joy and fun.
Live on now, make me proud of what you'll become.
Stanley Muraski Eulogy
by Marten Majchrowski
I want to thank Brandie and Denise for letting me go first simply because I’m the oldest, smartest grandchild. When considering the life and impact of Stan Muraski many words and combinations of words come to mind…Faith… lineage, past and future…character as well as “A” character…feisty…fun…funny…generous…loud…loud…laughing…zest…bold…determination…an aggressively charitable opinion…choices…Phycological conditioning and impact…colorful…colorful…laughing.
Looking at the lifetime of Stan, I wonder what made him choose to be the person we all knew. I think he had an incredible determination to succeed at not failing but most of all he liked to have fun and laugh. His two favorite things to do were to tell you what you were doing wrong with your life and how to do it right to a sometimes aggravating extent, and to make everyone within in earshot laugh including himself. Mostly himself because he thought he was extremely funny. Lineage. In his last healthy decade or two I noticed a very conscious effort to put forth a more positive impact with words like “Love” and “Brother”. It was always there through the loud bravado but he made a choice to make positive more predominant. He was no Picasso but the intent made him beautiful.
Another word I like is umbrella. When my children are frightened, uncomfortable or need reassurance, they have me as a protective umbrella. From my perspective a symbolic protective layer has evolved to something else I know not what. My faith, what it is helps me to believe that we will meet again. Someone so colorful and bold impacts us all whether connected genetically or not so his qualities are abundant around us but the one thing we can’t reproduce is the tone and intensity of his laugh. That’s what we will miss the most.
I am saddened to hear of this loss. I first met Stan when dating one of his sons and was taken by his huge presence and vibrant personality. My fondest memories were times of family gatherings where his love of family was apparent, and more specifically the moments of laughter he shared with my daughter – his grand-daughter, Denise. Please accept my deepest condolences and know that immediate family members are in my thoughts and prayers. May the memories of your love for him comfort you now and in the days ahead.
Blessings – Linda Puckett
My deepest condolences to the Muraski family and my friend Steve on the passing of Stan ( Father) My memory of father was going out to Spray Lakes Saw Mill in Cochrane to get "dust" with him and Steve, he instilled a work ethic in me which I still use today, also the times out camping and hunting( chicasaureses) at Bews ranch in Longview,, he also showed me the extraordinary patience to show my son as a teenager, haha!! But most of all He and Delia and his family and son Steve gave me a place to stay as a teenager when I had no place to go, and Im eternally grateful for Mr .Muraski , Stan, father for that, peace xo
I remember the first time I met Stanley was through his daughter Laurie. I was helping them move into their new place. Stanley was fun to talk to as he was telling me stories about his past days. He was super sweet and kind. I send my condolences to his family and may my prayers be with you.