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Stanley Anton Liska

Stanley Liska

Stanley Liska

Stanley Anton Liska, “Gran Stan,” a life-long resident of Ellis County passed away peacefully at home on April 14, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born to Cecilia Nekuza Liska and Stanley Liska on November 17, 1936, in Boyce, Texas and graduated from St. John Catholic School in May of 1955. His first job was with the Southern Pacific Railroad from September 1955 to July 1956, at which time he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served from 1956-1958. He was employed by the Western Auto Store in Ennis, Texas when he met and fell in love with Dorothy Almond. They were married on September 5, 1960. In 1961, he was re-hired by the Southern Pacific Railroad and continued his career there for 46 years. He enjoyed 14 happy years of retirement with his wife, Dorothy and family.
Gran Stan was a loving husband, devoted father, cherished grandfather and great grandfather. He was devoted to the Catholic faith and to his Savior, Jesus Christ and to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
He was proud of his Czech heritage and celebrated it with joy, singing and dancing. He loved baseball and enjoyed attending Texas Rangers games with Dorothy along with following his grandchildren’s sports activities. Gran Stan made hands down the best margaritas around and delighted in playing games, especially Words with Friends and Mexican Train dominos at which he was unbeatable. He also enjoyed the game of golf. He loved talking to everyone and never met a stranger. He was the best handyman we knew.
He will always be remembered for teaching unconditional love and respect, giving the best advice, truly unselfish love and kindness and his ability to tell the most detailed jokes and stories.
Stanley is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Dorothy (Almond) Liska, three children, Donna (Liska) Zabojnik and husband Mark, of Coppell; Lanna (Liska) Almand and Tommy Meek, of Lewisville; and Todd Liska and his wife Cindy, of Plano; grandsons Ryan Almand and his wife Sarah, Tyler Zabojnik, Lane Liska; granddaughters, Lindsay Zabojnik and Olivia Liska; and great grandchildren Tuff and River Almand; brother Tony Liska and his wife, Jeannie; sister Cecilia Holland and her husband, Jerry also numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Liska is preceded in death by his father, Stanley Liska, his mother, Cecilia Nekuza Liska, his sister, Dorothy (Liska) Morris, his son, Kirk Wayne Liska, and his granddaughter, Amber Renée Almand.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 10 a.m. in the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Ennis, Texas with Father Martin Moreno, celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Ennis.
Visitation and Rosary will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis
Everyone who has been touched by Gran Stan is invited to celebrate his treasured life.
The family would like to extend thanks for all of the condolences and well wishes they have received. There have been so many comforting words by so many who loved and adored our Gran Stan. Each and every thought and word and kindness will never be forgotten.
In lieu of flowers please send donations in memory of Stanley Liska to John Paul II High School Tuition Assistance Fund, 900 Coit Rd., Plano, TX 75075 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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