Martha F. Stanczak, 80, entered into her new life, Sunday, November 4, 2012 in Woodstock, Illinois.
She was born February 28, 1932 to Edwin and Frances M. Bay in Springfield, Illinois.
With a kind and giving nature, Martha enjoyed volunteering and was active with several organizations including the Sandpipers Newcomers Community Group in Largo, Florida, Tri Delta Sorority, the philanthropic educational group, P.E.O., as well as her church.
She loved to entertain her friends, was known for baking pies, and loved a good game of bridge.
She also attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.
Martha was a loving mother to Sandra L. (Jim) Meyer, Janet E. (Tom) Powell, David B. (Sue) Lundeen; devoted grandmother to Brian (Kayla) Meyer, Michael Meyer, Julie (Luke) Kyle, Jennifer Powell, Ashley Powell, Brandy Lundeen, and Dalton Lundeen; great-grandmother to Payton, Liam, Gavin, Lily; and close to brother, Donald (Joan) Bay; she had many adoring nieces and nephews.
Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Lundeen, whom she married in December 1951, and her second husband of more than 30 years, Stanley Stanczak, whom she married in July 1976 and resided with in Seminole, Florida, and her first child, infant son, Mark.
Memorial services will be held in Illinois. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Martha’s name to either the American Lung Association at www.lung.org/donate , to the P.E.O. Foundation for Education at www.donations.peointernational.org, or to Christ Presbyterian Church, 3115 Dryer Ave., Largo, FL 33770.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.davenportfamily.com or for information, call the funeral home at 815-459-3411.