Stanley P. Witkowski, 80, 2111 Porter Road, Plover, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at St. Michael’s Hospital following a brief illness.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Bronislava Catholic Church, with the Rev. James Trempe officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Shuda Funeral Chapel and from 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church until the services. There will be a general rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Shuda Funeral Chapel.
Mr. Witkowski was born on March 11, 1920, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Joseph and Antoinette (Kierucenko) Witkowski. He graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1939.
He entered the U.S. Army on Aug. 6, 1942, at Fort Sheridan, Ill. He served in Rome and Arno, receiving the American Theater Ribbon, the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He was discharged on Nov. 1, 1945, in Sioux Falls, S.D.
He returned to Stevens Point and ran a Texaco Service Station with his brother, Chet, for three years.
He was married to Margaret “Muzzy” Winarski on June 20, 1947, in Stevens Point.
He worked for the Soo Line Railroad for 10 years until going to work at Wisconsin River Division of Consolidated Papers Inc., where he worked until his retirement in 1982.
He was a member of the Arnott Area Star Riders Snowmobile Club.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Donald, Plover; one brother, Walter (Reita), Plover; two sisters, Lucille Perkofski, Stevens Point, and Lorane Culhane, Anchorage, Alaska; and two granddaughters.
He was also preceded in death by one son, two brothers and two sisters.