Florian B. Kulich, 77, 609 Washington Ave., died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at St. Michael’s Hospital.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Peter Catholic Church. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home. American Legion Post 6 will hold a ritual at 6:30 p.m. The Catholic Order of Foresters will combine with the general rosary at 7 p.m.
Mr. Kulich was born Aug. 26, 1923, a son of the late Stanley and Agnes (Kulinski) Kulich. He attended St. Peter Grade School and P.J. Jacobs High School.
He never married.
He entered the U.S. Army Feb. 1, 1943, in Milwaukee. He served as a sergeant with the 534th Engineer Boat & Shore Regiment in New Guinea and Luzon. He received the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Battle Stars, Asiatic/Pacific Theater Medal, Bronze Service Arrowhead, WWII Victory Medal and American Theater Medal. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 9, 1946, at Camp McCoy, Wis.
He owned and operated the Cozy Bar. He also worked for Sentry Insurance, retiring in 1987.
He was a member of American Legion Post 6 and Catholic Order of Foresters St. John’s Court 1807.
Survivors include three sisters, Irene (Chester) Kostuchowski, Evelyn Jaworski and Pat (Rolyn) Vaughan, all of Stevens Point.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, one sister and one nephew.