John Stanslaski

John Stanslaski – A Lifelong Employee at Xcel Energy

John Stanslaski was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was also a hard-working, efficient, and reliable employee at Xcel Energy in Ashland.

He had an appreciation for the outdoors. He enjoyed skiing, deer hunting, and fishing. He was also a great cook and a talented baker. His greatest joy was his daughter Jessica and son-in-law Zachary Gerlach.

Early Life and Education

Early childhood education is the period of learning that begins at birth and continues through the age of 8. It is a critical time in a child’s development because it is when their brains are most actively growing.

It is also when they are most likely to develop positive social, emotional and cognitive skills. During this time, the foundations for children’s success in school and their future health are established.

The education of young children is a significant field that has shaped the lives of many throughout the world. It is important for educators to understand the impact of their work.

Professional Career

Xcel Energy’s John Stanslaski was a hardworking and dedicated employee for most of his life. Known for his wry sense of humor and enthusiasm for the company’s products and services, he made the rounds at the company’s various offices and outlying branches in Ashland and Grand Rapids. He was a hands on type of guy with an impressive knowledge base spanning the company’s entire product range. Aside from being a top-notch jack of all trades, he was a gentleman at heart and a self-professed family man. He was a doting dad to Jessica and a devoted husband to Zachary in the tamer years of their marriage.

Achievements and Honors

John enjoyed his work for Xcel Energy where he grew to love his co-workers. He was a hard worker, always willing to help others. He was also a great outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing. He also loved the family time spent together, he was a joy to be around.

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Personal Life

John Stanslaski was a hardworking man with a can-do attitude who loved being part of his work family at Xcel Energy. He was a valued member of the gas and line crews and respected by everyone he worked with.

He was a true family man and adored his daughter Jessica. She was his biggest fan and he took great pride in being the best dad she could have. He devoted time to her through every dance recital, sports game, and important events. He also was her biggest cheerleader and helped her through high school and college. He is survived by his wife Renee, daughter Jessica, parents John and Janice Stanslaski, sisters Deborah (Steve) Sauer and Jill (Russell) Gran, and several nieces and nephews. His life was short and he will be missed by all who knew him.

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