Henry “Hank” J. Obremski, 73, 2307 County Trunk DB, Mosinee, a former town of Dewey supervisor and longtime Polish Legion of American Veterans officer, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at the Wausau Hospice Center.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Knowlton, with the Rev. Joseph Grass officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home and from 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the church until the services. The Polish Legion of American Veterans (PLAV) and American Legion Post 6 will have a ritual at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, and the general rosary will be at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to the Tomah VA Medical Center would be appreciated.
Mr. Obremski was born July 4, 1927, in the town of Dewey, a son of the late Paul and Lottie (Kawleski) Obremski. He attended school in the town of Dewey and P.J. Jacobs High School.
He entered the U.S. Army on May 25, 1953, in Milwaukee, serving as a corporal with Company B, 511th Air LT Weapons Infantry. He received the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Parachutist Badge. He was honorably discharged on May 24, 1955, at Fort Campbell, Ky.
He was married to Clara Ann Rozewicz on June 25, 1955, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Knowlton.
After the marriage, they lived in Knowlton and then in the town of Dewey until 1971 when they moved back to Knowlton to their present address.
He worked for Ryne Construction of Chicago and for Clifford Koss Plumbing & Heating of Mosinee. He was employed by Mosinee Paper Co. for 35 years.
He and his wife owned and operated Club DuBay from 1971 until 1975.
He served as a supervisor in the town of Dewey from 1967-68.
He was an active member of PLAV and was currently post commander of DuBay Post 181, a state commander for three years, a state vice commander for three years, a state VAVS state officer for 21 years, state service officer for 21 years, past national legislative officer for two years helping the PLAV get its national charter, past state legislative officer for a number of years and state VAVS representative to Tomah VA Medical Center since 1973.
He was also a member of American Legion Post 6 and helped form the Rangeline Country Softball League as well as sponsoring many softball tournaments for Club DuBay and PLAV.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Carmen Jean (Peter) Jurgella, Mosinee, and June Marie (Gerard) Kubisiak, Stevens Point; three sons, Paul J., Stanley H. (Patricia) and Norman L., all of Stevens Point; five sisters, Mary Bielen and Jean Wroblewski, both of Stevens Point, and Helen (Ben) Serafin, Regina (Harold) Kurzynski, and Sophie Glencoe, all of Mosinee; one brother, Edward (Catherine), Stevens Point; and 10 grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Stanley, Peter and John.