Ted Stanzyk, age 54, of Colfax and formerly of Carroll passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, December 22, 2014 at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll with Pastor Brian Licht of St. Paul Lutheran Chruch officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. on Monday until the time of service. Casket bearers will be Ted’s nieces and nephews. A reception and time to share memories will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church following the service. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll and online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com
Born on February 2, 1960 in Carroll, he was the son of Donovan and Helene (Kunze) Stanzyk. Ted grew up in Carroll and graduated from Carroll High School in 1978. He attended Iowa Lakes Community College where he earned a degree in small engine repair. He was married to Carla Oswalt on November 7, 1987 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carroll by Pastor Charles Haake. The couple made their home in Colfax and Ted worked at Pella Plastics and Clarion Technologies. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Newton. Ted was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend. Ted enjoyed woodworking, camping, fishing, and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.
Ted is survived by his wife Carla of Colfax; a son Jon Stanzyk of Colfax; two daughters: Kelly Block and her husband Craig of Des Moines and Lisa Stanzyk of Colfax; three grandchildren: Gabe and Gavin Block and Bethany Stanzyk; his mother Helene Stanzyk of Carroll; his mother-in-law Ella McKinney of Newton; three brothers: Don Stanzyk Jr. and his wife Nanci of Waterloo, Stan Stanzyk and his wife Carmel of Albuquerque, NM, and Rick Stanzyk and his wife Karen of Denver, CO; three sisters: Cheri Eicher of New Mexico, Patty Noland and her husband Bob of Omaha, and Lynne McGovern and her husband Greg Haas of Burnsville, MN; six brothers-in-law: Dean Oswalt of Newton, David Oswalt and his wife Barb of Newton, John Oswalt of Newton, Matt Oswalt and his wife Diane of Newton, Danny Oswalt and his wife Amber of Newton, and Jimmy Oswalt of Des Moines; four sisters-in-law: Mary Shaw and her husband Marvin of Newton, Nancy Roberts-Griffith and her husband Mike of Madrid, Debbie Wallace and her husband Paul of Knoxville, and Sarah Shera and her husband Aaron of Pleasantville; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Ted was preceded in death by his father Donovan Stanzyk Sr., two brothers: Randy and Jeff Stanzyk, and a sister Kandice Stanzyk.