Onufry Firkus, 84, Johnson Creek, a Portage County native, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at the Willowbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lake Mills.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Lake Mills, with the Rev. John B. Walsh officiating. Burial will be in the Rock Lake Cemetery in Lake Mills.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Claussen-Bouslough Funeral Home. A Christian wake service will be held at 7 p.m.
Mr. Firkus was born Feb. 15, 1916, at Mill Creek, a son of the late Paul and Margaret (Losinski) Firkus.
He was married to Julia E. Garski of Stevens Point on Nov. 18, 1939, in Stevens Point. She died Dec. 16, 1996.
He was a Johnson Creek resident since 1959, moving there from Whitewater.
He was a foundry worker at Whitewater Foundry for a number of years and later worked at the former Jamesway Foundry in Fort Atkinson for 14 years before retiring.
He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Lake Mills.
Survivors include four sons, Jerome (Judy), Milford, Robert (Marion), Watertown, Humphrey (Becky) and Francis, both of Johnson Creek; three daughters, Patricia (Francis “Rocky”) Reising, Lake Mills, Victoria Schumacher, Watertown, and Jane Firkus, Jefferson; three brothers, Ambrose, Stevens Point, Martin (Eleanor), Plover, and Paul “Sonny” (Sally), Hatley; four sisters, Minnie “Dominica” Bembenek, Wittenberg, Ramona Dombrowski, Amherst Junction, and Stella King and Lucy (Arthur) Wysocki, both of Stevens Point; 13 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two sons, Herman and Fred “Pete;” one daughter, Darlene; five brothers, Chet, Casmir, Edward, Stephen and James; one sister, Lillian Eggleston; and one stepgrandson.