Chester A. Okray, 83, 1817 Main St., died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen Catholic Church, with the Rev. Dan Kozlowski officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home. The Elks will hold a ritual at 6:45 p.m. Thursday and the Knights of Columbus will combine with the general rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial in his name will be established at a later date.
Mr. Okray was born July 21, 1917, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Alois and Frances (Raflik) Okray.
He was married to Ramona M. Campbell on Nov. 30, 1939, at St. Stephen Catholic Church.
He was employed by the Soo Line Railroad for 40 years, retiring in 1989.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1170 for 64 years and a member of the Stevens Point Elks Lodge 641 for more than 58 years. He was also a member of the United Transportation Union.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Sandra (Toby) Martin, Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Mary Beth (Robert) Conrad, Westminster, Colo.; five sisters, Bernice Kitowski and Violet Jurgella, both of Stevens Point, Christine Witkowski, Milwaukee, Rita (John) New, Massachusetts, and Constance Barnard, Washington; four granddaughters and five great-grandsons.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter and two brothers.