Stanley E. Grabski (64) of Effingham


Published on September 6 2012 4:04 pm

Stanley E. Grabski, 64, of Effingham, Illinois, formerly of Springfield, Illinois passed away at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, September 6, 2012 at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 10 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham with visiting hours from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Bauer Funeral Home in  Effingham. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Stanley was born September 17, 1947 in Arlington County, Virginia, the son of Frank and Corrine (Ziegler) Grabski. Stan married Susan Anderson September 4, 1971 in Pontiac and she survives. Stan grew up in Springfield, where he attended Little Flower Grade School and Griffin High School. He then graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri, Rolla, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Stan worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation for 36 years. He held many positions and retired as District Engineer for District 7 in Effingham. Stan and Sue have lived the past 12 years at Lake Sara in Effingham and were members of Sacred Heart Church in Effingham. He also was a member of the Effingham Water Authority Erosion Control Committee. He took great pleasure in organizing the annual Good Neighbors of Lake Sara Fireworks Display.

Stan is survived by his wife, Sue; daughter, Erin (husband Josh) Cook of Quincy; sons, Adam Grabski of Effingham and Thomas Grabski of Rolla, Mo.; brother, Frank (wife Linda) Grabski of Baton Rouge, La.; sister, Ann (husband Louis) Pisani of Overland Park, Kan.; four grandchildren, Caleb, Cayden, Camron and Courtney Cook; several nieces and nephews.

Stan was preceded in death by his parents and niece, Nicole Grabski.