Richard Ostrowski, 78, Wisconsin Rapids, a town of Hull native, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at Riverview Manor in Wisconsin Rapids.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids, with the Rev. Andrew Karoblis officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Wisconsin Rapids.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids. The Knights of Columbus will combine with the parish rosary at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established at a later date.
Mr. Ostrowski was born March 26, 1922, in the town of Hull, a son of the late Louis and Susan (Helminiak) Ostrowski.
He was married to Pearl Pawelski on Sept. 4, 1943, in Knowlton.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 in the European Theater, where he was a member of the 42nd Rainbow Division.
He was employed by Mall Tool Co. in Chicago for 10 years before moving to Wisconsin Rapids. He was employed at Nekoosa Papers (now Georgia-Pacific Corp.) for 31 years, retiring as a shipping room supervisor on April 1, 1984.
He was a member of the Wisconsin Rapids VFW and Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Christine Hardtke, Rudolph, and Janice Schott, Sparks, Nev.; two sons, Clifford and Gary, both of Wisconsin Rapids; two brothers, Alfred (Doris) and Maurice, both of Mesa, Ariz.; two sisters, Eleanore (Donald) Hoerter, Stevens Point, and Margarite Schaaf, Annandale, Va.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Christine Smith.