Harry F. Grzesiak, 82, 700 Minnesota Ave., died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church with the Rev. Donald Przybylski officiating. Burial was in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation was held at Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home.
Mr. Grzesiak was born April 12, 1917, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Frank and Susie (Jurgella) Grzesiak. He attended local schools and graduated from Emerson High School in 1935.
He was married to Helen Mayek on July 5, 1941, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Junction City. After their marriage, the couple settled in Milwaukee.
He entered the U.S. Army on Dec. 29, 1942, in Milwaukee. He served as Tech 5 with Co. B, 1914 Engineer Aviation Battery in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He received the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal and was honorably discharged on March 13, 1946, at Camp McCoy.
Mr. Grzesiak worked for the Square D Co. in Milwaukee for a short time until returning to Stevens Point in 1948. He then worked in the power department for the Plover-Whiting Paper Mill for more than 32 years until retiring in 1980. The couple has lived at their present address for 23 years.
He was a member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans, Post 185 of Polonia, and the St. Stanislaus’ Holy Name Society.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Garry (Kris), Stevens Point; two daughters, Susan (James R.) Ostrowski, Junction City, and Jane (Pete) Laux, Stevens Point; one brother, Joe Grzesiak, Stevens Point; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter and a brother.