Joseph F. Scheski, 81, 3400 McCulloch St., died Monday, May 8,m 2000, at his residence.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King with the Rev. Paul Vanden Hogen officiating. Burial will be in the Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery in King.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Veterans Chapel until the services.
Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mr. Scheski was born July 31, 1918, in Plover, a son of the late Andrew and Mary (Suski) Scheski. He attended local schools.
He entered the U.S. Army on Nov. 5, 1939, in Stevens Point. He was a sergeant, serving with Battery D, 495th AAA Gun Battalion. He was wounded in action in Belgium on Jan. 16, 1945. He received the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal, European/African/Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 4 battle stars, WWII Victory Medal and six overseas service bars. He was honorably discharged at Fort Sheridan, Ill., on May 28, 1945.
He was married to Dorothy Schendel on April 21, 1945, in Chicago. The couple later divorced.
He was employed for Levin Brothers in Chicago for a number of years.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 568, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion Post 6 and Polish Legion of American Veterans Post 185.
Survivors include two sons, George and Gerald, both of Chicago; and one brother, Albert, Custer.