Obit: Kowalczyk, Joseph S. (1925 - 2011)
Surnames: Kowalczyk, Pasyk, Cukla, Reckner, Bujak, Lencz, Duffy
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 01/28/2011
Kowalczyk, Joseph S. (25 OCT 1925 - 25 JAN 2011)
LOYAL -- Joseph S. Kowalczyk, 85, of Loyal, formerly of Gilman, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Loyal. Visitation will be at the church Saturday, from 10 a.m. until time of service.
Joseph Stephen Kowalczyk was born Oct. 25, 1925, on the family farm, rural Gilman, the son of John and Anna (Pasyk) Kowalczyk. After completing high school, Joe enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was united in marriage to Caroline Cukla on Oct. 11, 1952, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lublin.
Joe worked in Gilman for Romig's Hardware, Plumbing & Heating for 19 years, and was the tax assessor for the village of Gilman for 17 years. In 1970, they moved to Loyal, and Joe then worked at Midland Co-op until 1975. He started his own business, Kowalczyk Plumbing & Heating in 1975 and worked until 1990, when he semi-retired. He continued to do plumbing and heating work until 2009.
He is survived by his wife, Caroline, of Loyal; his children, Susan Kowalczyk of Marshfield, Rodney Kowalczyk of Loyal, Robin Kowalczyk of Marshfield and Laurie Kowalczyk of Loyal; three grandchildren, Jason Reckner, Josianne Reckner and Eliot Kowalczyk (Rachel Wolfe); three sisters, Rose Bujak of Homer Glen, Ill., Mary (Frank) Lencz of Gilman and Edna (Harold) Duffy of Milwaukee.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.
Cuddie Funeral Home of Loyal is assisting the family with arrangements.
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