Anthony J. “Tony” Suchon, 72, 224 Washington Ave., died Friday morning, Sept. 3, 1999, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerald Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. The Knights of Columbus, Council 1170, of which he was a member, will combine with the general rosary at 7 p.m. Monday.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Hospice of Portage County in his name would be appreciated.
Mr. Suchon was born Dec. 18, 1926, in the town of Alban, a son of the late Sabastian “Samuel” and Martha (Zywicki) Suchon. He attended Lieutenant Mallory School in the town of Carson.
He entered the U.S. Army on March 23, 1945, in Milwaukee. He served as a private in the Pacific Theater. He was honorably discharged on Dec 20, 1945, and re-enlisted on Dec. 21, 1945, in Japan. He served as a corporal during World War II. He received the World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 20, 1948, at Fort Belvior, Va.
He was married to Mary Ash on Sept. 21, 1947, in Laurel, Md. After the marriage, the couple settled in Maryland for a short time, moving back to Wisconsin in 1956.
They settled in Mill Creek, moving to their present address in 1959, where they have lived the past 40 years.
Mr. Suchon worked for a number of years for Lullabye Furniture and then worked for the Stevens Point school system as a custodian for 30 years at Stevens Point Area Senior High School, P.J. Jacobs, Jefferson and Washington schools. He retired in May of 1993.
After his retirement, he then worked for St. Peter’s Church for five years, doing maintenance.
He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife; four sons, Anthony C. (Barbara), Santa Rosa, Calif., Samuel (Sharon), Plymouth, and Frank (Nancy) and John (Rhonda), both of Plover; four daughters, Sarah (Robert) Greene, Plover, Loretta (Michael) Mallek, Mukwonago, and Martha “Marty” (Jeff) Wanta and Mary (Dale) Skrzeckoski, both of Stevens Point; three brothers, John (Enola), Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Joseph (Ruth) and Leo (Rita), both of Antigo; three sisters, Vicki Guzman, Mary Wasieleski and Jeanne Suchon, all of Stevens Point; 24 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by one infant son; one sister, Helen Wojciechowski; and two brothers, Peter and Frank.