Valentine B. “Ben” Koscielski, 86, formerly of Stevens Point, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, at the Franciscan Villa in South Milwaukee where he had been residing.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter Catholic Church with the Rev. Dennis Worzalla officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home. A general rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Friday.
Mr. Koscielski was born Nov. 3, 1913, in Cicero, Ill., a son of the late Jacob and Stella (Brezinski) Koscielski. He moved with his family, settling on a farm on Highway 10 in Stevens Point.
He worked as a foreman for a roofing company, doing roofing and layout sheet metal work. He belonged to a fishing club.
He entered the U.S. Army on May 20, 1942, serving with the combat infantry in central Europe. He received the American Service Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. After the infantry he was promoted to sergeant and was assigned to a bakery where he directed and trained personnel. He was honorably discharged March 25, 1946.
After the service he lived in Milwaukee and worked for American Motors and Chrysler Corp.
Survivors include three sisters, Florence (Vince) Przybylski, Stevens Point, Irene Heise, Chicago, Ill., Bess (Bill) Roberts, California; two brothers, Walter, Madison, and Edwin (Marie), Oak Forest, Ill.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles, and a sister, Helen Golembieski.