Louis “Louie” Stankowski, 84, 4456 Highway I, Rosholt, died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at St. Adalbert Catholic Church, Rosholt, with the Rev. Marcin Mankowski officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Visitation was held at the church on Tuesday and before the services on Wednesday. The St. Adalbert Men’s Rosary Society combined with the general rosary Tuesday.
The Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Mr. Stankowski was born June 20, 1915, in the town of Franzen, Marathon County, a son of the late Joseph and Susan (Zywicki) Stankowski.
He attended schools in the town of Franzen and St. Adalbert in Rosholt.
As a young man, he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Madison.
He was married to Mary Bruski on June 24, 1939, at St. Adalbert Church.
He worked at logging camps in Spaulding and Watersmeet, Mich., and then Murray’s Foundry in Wausau for eight years. He owned and operated Louie’s Bar in Bevent from 1947 to 1950.
In 1950 he purchased the Northland Ballroom in Northland, holding weddings and dances there for 26 years. They retired in 1976.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Lloyd (Kay), Oak Creek, and Mike, (Adele), Schooled; two daughters, Katherine (Dennis) Ostrowski, Menomonee Falls, and Mary Lou (Harry) Janowitsch, Grafton; one brother, Hubert Stankowski, Hatley; five sisters, Regina Groshek, Esther Brzezinski and Caroline (Arnie) Clarkowski, all of Wausau, and Irene (Ed) Landowski, Schofield, and Lorraine Jozwiak, Chicago; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.