Stacy A. Selenak
He was born Oct 7, 1967 at Victory Memorial Hospital and died there on May 20th, 2016 after an 11 month battle with lung cancer. He is with his father again, who he never stopped missing, enjoying the activities of hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and other outdoor fun. Stacy attended OLH grade school and St. Joes High School. Throughout these school years, he enjoyed boy scouts, basketball, baseball, bowling leagues, downhill skiing, junior golf leagues and played trombone in the school band. Family camping, canoeing, boating and water skiing were some of his favorite times.
He worked for his dad at Selenak’s Carpet and other flooring stores until recently when he found a new passion for flipping homes which led him to work in Detroit, MI. He not only loved this new adventure but found it best utilized all of the skills he acquired from his previous work history.
He had a big heart with a soft side and a love for children. This was best exemplified by accepting God’s will and fathering his son, Ryan Koski. While Ryan was growing up, Stacy was the pied piper in the neighborhood… actively involved in baseball games, bike rides, bonfires, Easter egg hunts, sleepovers, fireworks, parties and also coached a little league baseball team. He was especially excited about being a grandpa to baby Michelle.
Stacy had a variety of hobbies. He loved gardening and cooking. His grilled ribs couldn’t be beat and he loved preparing Deep Fried Turkeys and Corned beef for family and friends. Other Hobbies include: Snowmobiling, Music, Movies and riding his bike with his son Ryan to Navy Pier. His travels took him to a friends stationed in Germany and other friends living in El Paso, Texas and Arkansas…and vacations to Jamaica, Canada and Hawaii where he loved to scuba dive. His sense of humor, joy, laughter, caring, love, thoughtfulness, family ties and generosity will always be missed.
Survived by his son: Ryan Koski, Granddaughter: Michelle Koski, Mother: Diane Selenak-Susman, Sister: Shannon (Matt) Wamser , Uncle: Tony Kuznik, Cousins and Friends. Preceded in death: Grandparents: Leo and Francis Selenak, Tony and Freda Kuznik, Cousin: Aaron Kuznik, Dad: Denis Selenak, Step-Dad: Don Susman and dog: Zoey he loved so much.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday May 25, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm at Gurnee Salata Funeral Home, 4190 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee IL. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday May 26, 2016 at 9 am at Our Lady of Humility Church, 10655 Wadsworth Road, Beach Park, IL with burial to follow at North Shore Garden of Memories, 1801 Green Bay Road, North Chicago.
In lieu of Flowers, donations in Stacy’s memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.