Edmund A. Tokarski, 74, 400 Wadleigh St., died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at St. Michael’s Hospital.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter Catholic Church. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home. There will be a parish rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday and an American Legion Post 6 ritual and VFW ritual at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Tokarski was born Oct. 17, 1926, in Chicago, Ill., a son of the late Harry and Frances (Flatoff) Tokarski. He attended St. Roman Catholic Grade School in Chicago, moving to Stevens Point. He attended St. Peter Parochial School and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1945.
He entered the U.S. Marine Corps on Feb. 16, 1945, in Milwaukee. He served as a corporal with the 11th Motor Transport Battalion and also a cook during the China Occupation. He received the National Defense Ribbon, the WWII Victory Medal, the Asiatic/Pacific Theatre medal and the China Occupation Medal. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 19, 1946, at Great Lakes, Ill., Marine Separation Center.
He was married to Emily D. Koback on Oct. 2, 1950, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Knowlton.
After the marriage, they settled in Stevens Point and have listed at their present address the last 46 years.
He was called back to active duty on Oct. 9, 1950, at Camp Lajune, N.C., and was discharged again in April 1951.
He worked for Laddish Drop Forage Co., in Milwaukee. He then joined the U.S. Postal Service in Stevens Point in May of 1948. He was a postman until his retirement on March 11, 1979, due to ill health.
He was a member of the American Legion Berens-Scribner Post 6 in Stevens Point, the Marine Corps League and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 568.
Survivors include his wife; five sons, Albert, Rudolph, Frank (Diana), Cincinnati, Ohio, and Rick (Ginger), Eddie and Mike, all of Stevens Point; seven daughters, Cindy (Kyle) Alexander, Plover, Debbie (Stuart) Nelson, Edmonds, Wash., and Nancy (Fred) Haessly, Sandy Tokarski, Michelle (Mike) Suchon, Lori (Bob) Raikowski and Lisa Tokarski, all of Stevens Point; one brother, Jerome (Beverly), Stevens Point; two sisters, Geraldine (Terry) Stanislawski and Lillian Nachman, both of Stevens Point; 29 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Genevieve Caldoraldo.