Walter Kwarciany, 85, Schofield, father of a Stevens Point teacher, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, in Wausau.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at St. Therese Catholic Church in Rothschild with the Rev. Robert Streveler officiating. Burial was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, town of Kronenwetter.
Visitation was held at Hayden Funeral Home, Schofield, on Monday and at the church prior to services Tuesday.
Mr. Kwarciany was born Aug. 3, 1914, in Superior, a son of the late John and Mary (Rog) Kwarciany.
He was married to Bernice Stepanik on March 2, 1943, at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
He served in the U.S. Army for five years during World War II and was a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge.
He was employed at Weyerhaeuser, Rothschild. In 1965 he caught the largest brook trout in Wisconsin and received an award from “Sports Afield” magazine.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Janeen Kwarciany (Mike Torzewski), Amherst, and Joyce (Douglas) Miller, Schofield; four brothers, Leonard, Rice Lake, Joseph, Schofield, Chester, Wausau, and Louis Carter, Schofield; three sisters, Sophie Glatczak, Mosinee, Emily Skibinski, Riverside, Ill., and Esther Thompson, Wausau; and two grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother.