Ben Wiza, 82, formerly of 7487 Merryland Drive, Rosholt, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Polonia, with the Rev. Marcin Mankowski officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Monday at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church until the services. There will be an American Legion ritual at 6:30 p.m. and a general rosary at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mr. Wiza was born May 30, 1918, in the town of Sharon, a son of the late Frank and Pearl (Pawelski) Wiza. He attended schools in the town of Sharon.
He entered the U.S. Army on Sept. 14, 1942, at Camp McCoy. He served with the 962nd Ordnance Company in the Ardennes and Rhineland. He received the Victory Medal, American Theatre Ribbon, European/African/Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two bronze battle stars, two overseas service bars and one service stripe. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 31, 1945, at Fort Sheridan, Ill.
He was married to Connie Schulist.
He was a 50-year member of the American Legion Nelson/Kaminski Post 509 in Rosholt.
Survivors include two daughters, Gladys Wiza, Riverside, Calif., and Judy (Mike) Yenter, Rosholt; six sons, Robert (Joan), Amherst, Don (Lorelei Walczak), Stevens Point, and Ronald (Mary), Leroy (Mary), Sam (Cindy) and Gary (Sue), all of Rosholt; two brothers, Emil, Rosholt, and Edwin (Delores), Custer; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.