Stanley "Stan" Hellenbrand, age 62, of Middleton passed on Friday Nov. 30, 2012 at his home of multiple myeloma cancer with his family by his side. He was born in Middleton on Sept. 10, 1950 to Sylvester and Violet (Burton) Hellenbrand. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1972 and was very proud of his service. He married Cathy (Statz) on March 9, 1974 and built his home on the family farm while working at Madison Kipp (34 plus years of service). He also worked part time for many years with a janitorial services and prior to his illness he was employed part time at VA Hospital in Madison. Stan enjoyed watching Nascar racing on weekends and had attended several races over the years. He also enjoyed gambling with his sisters and friends in Vegas, Tunica, Reno and Laughlin and, most importantly he loved fishing in Canada with his good friends.
Survivors include his wife, Cathy; children Bonnie (Bing Albrent) of Mount Horeb, Bobby of Middleton and Bryan (Erin Evans) of DeForest; three grandchildren, Zachary, Connor, and Mason; brothers and sisters Richard, Ruth (Dahl), Dianne, and Roger; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; several aunts and uncles, including his Uncle Pope who lived next door for many years.
Stan "the man" was always a "go to" person, not only in the work place, but also if someone needed something done. He never refused helping anyone, regardless if he was busy himself or not, he was there for you.
Wake services will be held on Wednesday December 5, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Winn-Cress Funeral Home, 5785 Hwy Q, Waunakee. Funeral services will be held at St. Peters' Catholic Church, 7121 County Trunk K, in Ashton on Thursday December 6, 2012 at 11 a.m. There will be wake service Thursday at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors provided by American Legion Post 360 Honors Unit.
The family wishes to thank everyone for their support during this difficult time; with special thanks to Dr. Walter Longo, Beth and the hematology, radiology and oncology staff at UW, the UW Hospital staff during his stem cell transplant and hospital stays, and the many helpful people at GHC. Special thanks to Agrace HospiceCare for allowing Stan the opportunity to spend his final days at home.
Winn-Cress Funeral Home
5785 Hwy Q