Stanley Michael Kiczenski

Oscoda, Michigan
March 11, 1982 - October 10, 2019

Service Location

St. Philip Catholic Church, 112 Capital Avenue NE, Battle Creek, Michigan 49017


A memorial Mass will be help at 10:00 am October 28, 2019 at St. Philip Catholic Church, 112 Capital Avenue NE, Battle Creek,Michigan 49017.

Obituary Notice

Stanley Michael Kiczenski, 37, passed October 10, 2019 in Oscoda, Michigan after years of struggling with an opioid addiction.

He was a kind, intelligent, funny man, who will be missed dearly by his family and friends. Stan attended St. Philip schools and graduated from Natomas High School in Sacramento, California. Then he attended both Kellogg Community College and Wayne State University.

Addiction robs us of so much. The family asks that all those with loved ones who struggle to never give up! There are people willing to help with this fight, such a Momentum, Recovery Services Unlimited, Families Against Narcotics, N.A, etc. Please consider a donation to any of them.

Our family’s battle may have ended, but many are still fighting. Don’t stop trying. While there is breath, there is hope.

A memorial Mass will be said for Stan at St. Philip Catholic Church on October 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a lunch at North Avenue Church of God, 1079 North Avenue. All are welcome. Our hearts ache, but have peace knowing he is no longer in pain. For God has taken him home whole, healed and loved.

Always in our hearts,

Eichenberg-Sullivan-Kiczenski Family.


Don’t grieve for me for now I’m free. I’m following the path God laid for me. I took His hand when I heard the call. I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day. To laugh, to love, to work, to play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I’ve found that peace at the close of day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss. Ah, yes, these things I, too, will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow, where I go, you’ll one day follow. My life’s been full, I savoured much, good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch. Perhaps my time seemed all to brief, don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free.

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Rest in peace my nephew. I am truly sorry I couldn't do anything to save you from the pain and agony you went through all these years. You touched many lives in your short time on this earth. Love Uncle John. (Top Ski)
— John Kiczenski
I would like to remember the good times with Stanley. Hanging around the bon fire at the trailer up North. Christmas times together. Stan and I went to see William Shatner together. We had a great time that evening. Love, Aunt Jeanie
— Jeanie Kiczenski
I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a good man and taken to early. I remember all the good times hanging out at youth group and working on computers. Sad day....
— Eric Varga
I can only wonder.
Is it the hearts that feel too deeply, that want to hide sometimes, the depth of their pain? Is it a soul searching to fill a God-sized hole? A life that feels adrift? Or an ache that will not go away? What steps led to this path, and how might I of guided you?
I may never know.
What I do know, is my heart and life will have an empty spot that once my child held. I remember the soft tuft of hair that would tickle my nose, as I rocked you to sleep. Watching you walk at only 7 months old, everything was such a miracle to us.
So young we were, growing up along side one another; almost. So many things I wish I'd known. How to protect you better, prepare you for what was to come. The storms life brings.
You were supposed to carry my ashes to Ireland with your brother and sister. Along the seaside, dropping them as you walked, like that scene from Shawshank Redemption, remember?
Sometimes I think if I keep all your Star Trek stuff, you have to come back! I can not imagine my world without you in it.
Know you are missed every single day. I'm so grateful we not only loved one another, but liked each another... most days, anyway :)
Rest my child, be at peace. I can't wait to hug you again, talk of Doctor Who, listen to music and the purr of kitties, share our meals and memories once more.
If love speeds you to heaven, you have an easy pass, son.
— Laurie Sullivan
My first love, our time together may not have lasted, but it didn't mean that we did not still love one another. Years passed and we managed to forgive each other and be friends for over 2 years. I will miss our random chats, picture sharing, laughs, friendly advice, and down right honesty. It is hard to believe that I will never get a "how is it going" message from you again.

I wish for peace in your soul and for your heart to be full again as mine will be when I get to see you again. I will cherish all our good times and use those to help shrink the emptiness in my heart. 💓
— Shawna Jodlowsky
— Phillip Richards
It has taken me months to bring myself to write this, and even now I am a mess. If I had known the last time we talked I would have said so much more. If I had known I was going to lose you I would have never left your side. My heart is beyond broken, my soul shattered. My best friend, my geek squad. I am not sure how I am supposed to go on. I cannot keep count of how many times in a day something reminds me of you. How often I pick up the phone to call you, then remember you aren't there anymore. How many times I need you, your advice, expertise, or a long night laughing and talking about everything in life. Instead I have long nights of tears and this empty feeling I cannot seem to shake. I have so many questions and so much guilt. Where are your ice cream spoons? Laptops and phones? My son cries for you too. He has the phone you gave him put away. I never knew that an already broken heart could break again, but when I see Ryland's tears and hear his voice say your name, I am shown that it absolutely can. There will never be another you for me, I will never again find a better friend. I wish I had gotten the chance to say goodbye, tell you I am sorry for our fight, and that I love you more than life! I write you on facebook, because I feel like if I message you enough you will come back just to reply. I hope you have found your peace, and I hope that somehow I will find mine. Love always!!!
— Jessica Hatch

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