Robert J. Schrank, 81, Fitchburg, a former Stevens Point resident, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, at HospiceCare in Fitchburg.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady Queen Of Peace Catholic Church in Madison, with Monsignor Kenneth Fiedler officiating. Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery in Stevens Point.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Thursday at the church until the services.
Memorials may be made in his name to the charity of one’s choice or to HospiceCare Inc., 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711.
Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home in Madison is assisting the family.
Mr. Schrank was born Nov. 8, 1919, in Ashland, a son of the late Martin H. and Margaret (Kennedy) Schrank. He grew up and attended schools in Eau Claire and Stevens Point.
As a Marines officer during World War II, he served in Iwo Jima.
He worked as a salesman for Swift Meat Company and Johnson & Johnson until he joined the post office, from which he eventually retired.
He was a member of St. Raphael Cathedral in Madison for many years, until joining Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Parish five months ago.
He was a member of Togstad Glen Chapter No. 2, Disabled American Veterans; VFW Post 1318; Madison Council 531 Knights of Columbus; Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 623; and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE). He was also a longtime volunteer for the downtown senior center.
Survivors include two sisters, Virginia Kosmatka, Milwaukee, and Marjory Tudor, Madison.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Joan Zimmerman.