Victor “Henry” Ostrowski, 75, 3232 Soo Marie Ave., died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen Catholic Church. The Rev. Dan Kozlowski will officiate. Burial will be in the Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home. A Veterans of Foreign Wars ritual will be conducted at 7 p.m. and the general rosary prayed at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Ostrowski was born Aug. 10, 1924, in Stevens Point, son of the late Anton and Balbina (Hoffman) Ostrowski. He left high school in 1943 to serve in the U.S. Navy World War II. He saw action in the South Pacific as a radarman and in amphibious operations aboard the USS Altahama in the Solomon Islands, the Mariannas and Leyte. He received the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, the World War II Victory Medal, the Philippine Liberation Star and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged to the Naval Reserve in November 1945.
He returned to P.J. Jacobs High School and graduated in 1946.
He was married to Genevieve Dudzik at St. Peter Catholic Church on Aug. 9, 1947. After the marriage, the couple settled in Stevens Point. She survives.
Mr. Ostrowski worked at Preway in Wisconsin Rapids as a painter for 18 years. In 1964, he began work at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as a grounds worker, retiring in 1986. After retirement, he enjoyed trout fishing, hunting, traveling, spending time in the woods, and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 568.
Besides his wife, survivors include four sons, Donald (Deb), Stevens Point, Dennis (Rhonda), Stevens Point, Michael (Gerri), Plover, and Kevin (Denise), Stevens Point; eight daughters, Pat Ostrowski, Wausau, Chris (Mike) Kurzinski, Mosinee, Joanne (Maurice) King, Stevens Point, Dorothy (Nelson) Wise, Wausau, Lorraine (Jim) Wojdac, Mosinee, Anita Hintz, Stevens Point, Diane (Mike) Singer, Shantytown, and Judy (Jerry) Stroik, Stevens Point; three sisters, Josephine Michalski, Lucille Roblek and Florence (Ken) Elias, all of Milwaukee; 35 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Kurt; four brothers, Lawrence, Henry, Barney and Frank; and three sisters, Mary, Ann and Marge.