Stanley J Wisinski, III, age 80 of Ada, passed away on November 5, 2020. Stan was born and raised in Grand Rapids, attended St Isadore Grade School, and Graduated from Catholic Central and Aquinas College. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Mary Wisinski; brothers, Frederick and John Wisinski; and his mother-in-law, Elsie White. He is survived by the love of his life for 52 years, Phyllis; his children, Mary Anne (Brad) Rosely, Steven Glupker, Susan (Errol) Barnett, and Carol Glupker. The greatest joy of his life were his four grandchildren, Brandon and Brittany Rosely and Ryan and Tyler Barnett and his two great-grandchildren, Aleah and Shawn Barnett. He is also survived by his brother, Dennis (Karen) Wisinski; sister-in-law, Joyce Wisinski; a special aunt, Margaret Andrews; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Stan’s favorite times were spent with his family, especially his Grandchildren who he adored, and he always loved Christmas time the most when everybody was together. Stan and Phyllis loved to travel to many countries, especially Europe and the USA. They took many trips to England to visit Phyllis’ family and to the Caribbean Islands. Stan always enjoyed St Barths which was the place that he could always relax and read on the beach.
Stan started his career in Real Estate 59 years ago selling homes and then transitioned exclusively into Commercial Real Estate soon thereafter and was active until his death and being the first one in the office every day! He started his own company, the first West Michigan firm specializing exclusively in Commercial Real Estate in 1985. He was proud to work side-by-side with his daughter, Mary Anne each day. Stan has left his mark on the local commercial real estate and business community. He will long be remembered for his tireless worth ethic, always putting the client first, his willingness to help others, and a desire to see those around him succeed. There are many projects in our community that he has left his mark on. He was very proud of his community and to be a Grand Rapidian!
He was active in the local community throughout the years on various boards, committees and organizations, including the City of Grand Rapids Brownfield Redevelopment Committee (2020 Chairman), the Economic Development Corporation of City of Grand Rapids (2020 Chairman), The Right Place (Director and Executive Board Member), Grand Rapids Chamber Foundation (Director), West Michigan Regional Planning Committee, Grand Rapids Association of Realtors (President), Commercial Alliance of Realtors (President), and Cascade Hills Country Club (President) to name a few. He has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, with the most notable the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Commercial Alliance of Realtors and the 2003 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Business Hall of Fame recipient.
Due to COVID considerations there will be no visitation at the funeral home or church. A private Mass will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew with The Most Rev. David J. Walkowiak, Rev. Leonard Sudlik and Msgr. Ernest Schneider Co-Celebrants. Interment Ada Cemetery. A Celebration of Stan’s Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Catholic Charities West Michigan, 40 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Raids, MI 49503 (ccwestmi.org) or Spectrum Health Meijer Heart Center or Covid Employee Support 100 Michigan St. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503, or a charity of your choice.