Stan Pakulla

Profile Updated: August 19, 2009
Residing In: Crystal Lake, IL USA
Pre-Retirement Occupation: decorative painter
Spouse/Partner: Ruth Garbis
Children: none
How did you find our class website?

a couple of 69ers tipped me off.

Do you still have family that live around Crystal Lake?

Both my brothers live in Crystal Lake.

What got you into the kind of work you are or were doing?

When I returned to CL in 1984, my brother owned a small painting company. After doing new construction for 20 years, I decided to get into something much more creative and fulfilling.

What previous jobs did you do?

I did international research, market research, economic and political research. Wrote advertising copy, created business and marketing plans.

What did you do immediately following high school?

Went to MCC.

What do you see yourself doing in 2029?

I will probably be living in Crystal Lake and working as a decorative painter, probably teaching faux finishing classes.

How long have you been married?

one week, I am not kidding

What else would you like to share about your life since CLCHS?

I am very grateful that some people from our class got together and got this web site up. It's really nicely designed, gives everyone an opportunity to share what they've been doing, provides contact information etc.

Do you still see/talk to/hang out with any classmates? Who?


What have been the high points of your life since high school?

probably doing international research
worked with several people on developing new products to market

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I do some landscaping, also create new paint finishes, listen to a very broad range of music, read a lot of political blogs.

Places you want to visit but have not yet done so?

I would like to visit London and take the trains all over England, especially in the fall.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

that I waited until I was 57 to get married.

Did you have any nicknames in school you wish to share?


Any current nicknames you wish to share?


Who was your favorite teacher at CLCHS and why?

I think I liked all my teachers, even the ones whose material I never got.

What famous or interesting people have you met?

Hubert Humphrey tripped over my foot. George Schultz ran over my foot.

Where were you born?

Woodstock hospital

Name something you love.

buttercreme frosting

and a lot of it!

How do you relax? (Mentally and/or physically!)

sadly, I have little time to relax.

I used to take long hot baths and read stuff from H.G. Wells. I try to listen to music to relax, used to practice yoga.

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