Lewis D. Churas, 83, Amherst, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at River Pines Center in Whiting.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church in Amherst with the Rev. Robert Pedretti officiating. Interment will be in St. James Catholic Cemetery in Amherst.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Jungers-Holly Funeral Home, with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m., and on Friday at 9 a.m. at the church until the services.
Mr. Churas was born Dec. 11, 1916, in Chicago, Ill., a son of the late Dominic and Clementyna (Zajakalska) Churas.
He was married to Theresa Landowski on Aug. 10, 1946, at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Fancher.
He served in the U.S. Army during the World War II with the 95th Division of the 3rd Army and received the Bronze Star.
Survivors include his wife, Amherst; four sons, Larry (Susan), Plover; Jeffrey, Amherst; Michael (Sandra), Kenosha, and Eugene (Carol), Eau Claire, one daughter, Emily (Mac) Berg, Nixa, Mo.; two brothers, Carl and Anton, both of Amherst; four sisters, Julia Churas, Amherst, Evelyn Hanson, Waupaca, Rose (Russell) Smith, Ogdensburg, and Sister Mary Virginia, Green Bay; and eight grandchildren.