Charles K. “Kirk” Stanzel
September 13, 1946 – February 8, 2023
Preceded in death by parents, John and Doris Stanzel; brothers, Gary and Jerry Stanzel.
Survived by wife, Kathy; brothers, Greg (Dee) and Mark Stanzel; brothers-in-law: Joe, Steve, Larry, and Jerry Seitz; sister-in-law: Mary Lou Marcuzzo (Joe); many nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members, and friends.
Family will receive friends Monday, February 13th, from 5-7PM at West Center Chapel with Vigil Service at 7PM.
Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, February 14th, 10:30AM at Holy Cross Catholic Church.
Interment: Omaha National Cemetery
Memorials are suggested to Holy Cross Catholic Church.
So sorry for your family loss. a great man.
Kirk was a Great Leader for us PGA Professionals and even a better person. He helped me greatly when I was starting my career and I will never forget him. My condolences to the family.
One of my best friends. So many wonderful times when he was next door at St Andrews. Larry “ Lash “ Phillips gave him his nickname “ commander “
One of the nicer guys I’ve ever met. Always positive and full of great advice. Loved this man. Rest in peace on the heavenly fairways friend..
Praying for Kirk’s family and friends. He will be missed in our hearts.
My sincere thoughts and prayers. Kirk was a great leader and meant so much to me when we worked together on the IGA/PGA board. God bless from the Ellis family!
I had the true pleasure to work with Kirk as I was a Board member and officer of the PGA. Kirk was a true gentleman and true lover of the PGA and the PGA member. We’ll remember always. TA.
So many special memories of Kirk I will always treasure.. We had a friendship spanning many years starting when I was hired to succeed him as the Nebraska PGA Exec. Director which included buying his house. He was a mentor to me, a confidant, and someone who cared. When talking about our work in the world of golf within the PGA, he would remind me, “just remember, this isn’t brain surgery”! I can still here it today. His love for his wife, Kathy, was special. I know he adored her. Rest in peace my friend. I’m going to miss you and our talks. My thoughts and prayers are with you Kathy and the Stanzel family.
What can one say. Heaven has a new angel. I have so many memories. He was a great friend to me and my family. From the day we hired him in 1989 I knew he would lead our section to be admired by every section. Kathy, I am so sorry and send my prayers. He was a legend and brother to me.
My sympathies to the Stanzel family and to all his friends. Kirk was a great friend to Iowa golf and was always a gentleman. He will be missed.
I was deeply saddened to learn of Kirk’s passing. He was a good man, and I had the great fortune to work with him for many years as a member of the IGA Board. He certainly lived a life to be celebrated. I had to chuckle when I read my friend, Bruce Lubach’s recollection of “This isn’t brain surgery.” I too recall him using that line on multiple occasions. He had a wonderful personality, and it was a joy to be in his presence. Please accept my deepest sympathies.