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Stanard Garratt

 Stanard W.  Garratt, III, 67, Appleton, Wis. and Cape Coral, Fla., died June 8, 2012 in Florida, after a lengthy battle with throat cancer. Stan was born in Oak Park, Ill., on July 19, 1944, the son of Stanard Garratt, Jr. and Elaine (White) Garratt. Raised in Oak Park, Stan attended the Congregational Church and graduated from Oak Park River Forest High School in 1962. He went on to attend the University of Wisconsin -Whitewater and completed his education at Milton College in Milton, Wis. During his career Stan also had the opportunity to complete the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development (PMD-50) in 1985. Stan joined Appleton Papers Inc. in 1972, as a sales representative in the National Accounts-Chicago Region. In 1978, he joined the corporate sales and marketing group, moving to Appleton, Wis. Stan continued to hold positions within the sales and marketing area, retiring as Appleton Papers' Director of International Sales in 2000, after 28-years of service. Stan actively promoted international trade for Wisconsin industries through his work with the Governor's Wisconsin International Trade Council (WITCO). Stan also served six years in the Illinois National Guard, he was a lifetime member of both the River Forest-Austin Masonic Lodge #850 in Illinois and the Beja Shriners in Green Bay, Wis. Community activities included serving on the Fox Cities Children's Museum board, the Fox Valley Area Humane Society board, various United Way committees, the Fox Cities Service Core of Retired Executives (S.C.O.R.E.) and most recently in Cape Coral, Florida he was a volunteer Vessel Safety Inspector for the local chapter of the United States Power Squadron. Throughout his life Stan loved sports and supported his favorite Chicago teams, he was an avid golfer, loved to sail in Door County, and enjoyed the camaraderie of Harley-Davidson motorcycle rides, hunting and fishing trips, and traveling. But most of all Stan Garratt will be remembered for how much he enjoyed people. He had the ability to turn any outing into an adventure and any gathering of family and friends into a festive celebration! Stan is survived by his wife, Jessica, who was the love of his life for over 30-years; his stepson, Kevin; his brother, Randall, and his sister, Candace, and their families; along with his extended family of in-laws and the many friends who supported Stan and his wife throughout his courageous and determined battle with cancer. A remembrance celebration will be announced in Appleton, Wis., at a later date. The family asks that you please consider memorial contributions to your local hospice organization or cancer-related charity in lieu of flowers. Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on June 17, 2012


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