April 10, 1931 - July 28, 2021
Brother Stanley (Thaddeus) Zabkiewicz, OFM Conv. was born April 10, 1931 in Detroit, MI to John and Pauline Zabkiewicz. Br. Stanley is one of five brothers, and he is survived by his sister Janice Sill and her family as well as other nieces and nephews. Br. Stanley attended St. Hedwig Catholic Grammar School and two years of high school. He joined the Order of Friars Minor Conventual, invested with the habit on March 17, 1952. He professed his Temporary Vows on April 13, 1952 and his Solemn Vows on April 14, 1955. He ministered in the printshop at Marytown when it was first in Kenosha, WI. In 1958 Br. Stanley was sent to Rome to work in the friary of the Holy Apostles (our Generalate) where he cared for the sick friars and did other household tasks. While cleaning the tables in the dining room at Holy Apostles Friary, Br. Stanley began a conversation with the Minister General and he made known his strong desire to go to Africa to work in the missions. Shortly after this conversation (1962), Br. Stanley was sent to Zambia, Africa to teach English as well as any other tasks that would benefit the people that he was called to serve. This assignment lasted for almost 50 years. In 2011 Br. Stanley returned to Marytown where he began a new chapter in his life, prayer and adoration of the Eucharist. As Br. Stanley began to grow weaker under the burden of years, he then became a resident of St. Mary’s Home (Little Sisters of the Poor) in Chicago, IL and it was here he died on July 28, 2021. Visitation will be at the Our Lady of Fatima Friary (Marytown), 1600 West Park Ave. on Sunday, August 1, 2021, beginning at 5:00 PM with a Franciscan Wake Service at 7:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be Monday, August 2, 2021, 10:00 AM in the Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel (Marytown). He will be buried in Dearborn Heights, MI at St. Hedwig Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Br. Stanley’s memory to Marytown. Arrangements by Burnett-Dane Funeral Home in Libertyville. For info: 847-362-3009 or share a memory at www.burnettdane.com.
Brother Stanley (Thaddeus) Zabkiewicz, OFM Conv. was born April 10, 1931 in Detroit, MI to John and Pauline Zabkiewicz. Br. Stanley is one of five brothers, and he is survived by his sister Janice Sill and her family as well as other nieces... View Obituary & Service Information
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