Stanley (Stan) Petracek passed away April 28th, 2019 at the age of 93 in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. Stan and his wife Margaret, raised their six children on the family farm atop the Cutarm Creek east of the K1 Mosaic Potash Mine at Yarbo.
Stan and Margaret were one of the founding members of the South East Saskatchewan Charolais Breeders in 1974, of which Stan was president for two years. They bought their first Charolais bull from Denzil and Wilma Sutton, Rocanville for $750 in 1971. From there, Petracek Polled Charolais was formed which included Stan and Margaret’s son Jim and wife Marilyn Petracek.