Joseph A. Bialas, 98, 401 Third St., died Saturday evening, Nov. 6, 1999, at River Pines Center.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Schaller officiating.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home. St. Peter’s Holy Name Society and the Catholic Order of Foresters will combine with the general rosary at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Mr. Bialas was born April 17, 1901, in Chicago, Ill., a son of the late John and Salomea (Lebica) Bialas. He moved with his family from Chicago in 1910 to a farm in the town of Dewey.
He was married to Clara F. Shippy on Sept. 21, 1925, at St. Peter Catholic Church. She died March 2, 1953.
He started working for Worzalla Publishing Co. on April 12, 1923, and was a linotype operator for 50 years, retiring in 1973.
He was a member of St. Peter’s Holy Name Society and a lifetime member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, receiving its Legion of Honor Award 3rd Degree on Oct. 3, 1988.
Survivors include one son, Alfred (Genie), Stevens Point; four daughters, Germaine Wroblewski, Stevens Point, Leona Schultz, Stevens Point, Dorothy (Jerome) Schultz, Stevens Point, and Clara (Gary) Grossman, Evansville; three brothers, Louis (Laura), Hazelhurst, Steve (Harriet), Des Plaines, Ill., and Chester (Isabelle), Stevens Point; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, four sisters and one brother.