Laures Barbara Rajski, 84, a former Stevens Point resident, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Milwaukee.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, with Deacon Donald Borski officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Shuda Funeral Chapel. American Legion Post 6, of which she was a member, will have a ritual at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. There will be a general rosary at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials have been established to Womens Army Corps Foundation (Museum) and the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation (WIMSA)
Miss Rajski was born March 15, 1916, in Stevens Point, a daughter of the late Adam and Mary (Radecki) Rajski. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy and then worked as a secretary for the law firm of Fischer, Cashin & Reinholt.
On Aug. 13, 1942, she enlisted in the Women Army Auxiliary Corps. She received her officer’s commission in March 1943 in Des Moines, Iowa. She was appointed to the Womens Army Corps in 1948 and the regular Army in 1949, at which time she served in the Adjutant Generals Corps.
She received a bachelor’s degree in English and history from Roosevelt University in 1959.
Her tours of duty in the U.S. included Fort Des Moines, Iowa; Fort Gordon, Ga.; Chicago, Ill.; and Long Island, N.Y. Her foreign service included Berlin, Germany; Paris, France; and Tokyo, Japan.
She served in the Pentagon until her retirement in 1966 at Fort Meyer, Va. She retired with the rank of major after 24 years of service, including six years of foreign service.
Survivors include three sisters, Danila Jindrick, Tucson, Ariz., and Lenore (Pete) Joslin and Jeanne Groskopf, both of Wisconsin Rapids; one aunt, Lillian Dobeck, Stevens Point; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Roman, Pat and Clifford.