Nicholas Leo Meronek, 73, 1574 Water St., died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at home after being under the care of Hospice of Portage County for 18 months suffering from congestive heart failure.
Burial will be Tuesday afternoon at Guardian Angel Cemetery with the Rev. Dan Kozlowski officiating.
A private family visitation took place Monday. Jensen & Jinsky Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Mr. Meronek was born March 2, 1926, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Dulak) Meronek. He graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School.
He was in the U.S. Merchant Marine and served in the Atlantic War Zone. After returning to the state, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the European Theater with the Co. A military police. He was discharged as a technical sergeant in September 1946. He received the Atlantic War Zone Bar, World War II Victory Medal, 5 M.M.I Emblem of Honorable Service, Presidential Citation, U.S. Army Good Conduct Medal, European Theater World War II Victory Ribbon and Army of Occupation Medal and expert rifleman medal.
He was married to Vicki Retzke on Sept. 21, 1951.
He worked for Portage County and also in outdoor advertising.
He was a member of the American Legion and the Loyal Order of Moose.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandra (Charles) Skibba, Stevens Point; three sons, Michael (Geri), Mark (Ann) and Matt (Cyndy), all of Stevens Point; two sisters, Martha Golla and Regina Meronek, both of Stevens Point; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.