Edmund A. Damask, 81, 7670 Woodside Lane, Custer, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Iola Nursing Home where he had resided the past two years.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Polonia with the Rev. Marcin Mankowski officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Shuda Funeral Chapel and from 9 a.m. Saturday at the church until the services. American Legion Post 509, of which he was a member, will have a ritual at 6:30 p.m. Friday and the St. Isadore Society, of which he was a member, will combine with the general rosary at 7 p.m.
A memorial will be established at a later date.
Mr. Damask was born Oct. 26, 1918, in the town of Sharon, a son of the late Albert and Antoinette (Osowski) Damask. He attended Sacred Heart School in Polonia.
He worked in logging campus until he entered the U.S. Army on Aug. 27, 1941, and served with the 1684th Engineer Battalion in the Aleutian Island Campaign. He received the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 27, 1945, at Camp Callan, California.
He was married to Regina Piotrowski on April 9, 1945, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Stevens Point.
They farmed in the town of Sharon until retiring in 1979.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Janice (Leo) Zywicki, Custer, Phyllis (Greg) Bestul, West Bend, Betty (Marv) Bembenek, Eden, Utah, and Kathleen (Lewis) Groshek, Stevens Point; four sons, Lawrence (Susan) and Ralph (Helen), both of Hatley, John (Sherri), McHenry, Ill., and James (Robyn), Stevens Point; two brothers, Phil, Cecil, and Michael (Dolores) Wierzba, Stevens Point; two sisters, Regina Laska, Stevens Point, and Theresa Wroblewski, Cecil; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Louise; five brothers and six sisters.