Ambrose M. Budzynski, 84, Hatley, an Arnott native, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, under the care of Comfort Care and Hospice Services, Wausau Hospital.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Florian Catholic Church in Hatley, with the Revs. Thomas Abraham, Chester Osowski and Robert Streveler concelebrating. Entombment will be in Restlawn Cemetery in Wausau.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. Thursday at the church until the services. There will be a parish wake service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Military rites will be conducted at the church by the Hatley American Legion Post.
Schmidt-Schulta Funeral Home in Wittenberg is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established.
Mr. Budzynski was born Sept. 29, 1916, in Arnott, a son of the late Ignatius G. and Mary (Karch) Budzynski.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
He was married to Evelyn Basinski on Oct. 27, 1945.
He owned and operated a Standard Oil distributorship for 19 years in Hatley and Ringle and then was a department manager at K mart in Wausau until his retirement in 1984.
He served as village treasurer in Hatley for 38 years, longer than any other public official in the village.
He was a charter member of the Hatley American Legion Post, holding a number of different offices and serving as post commander for five years.
He was a member of St. Florian Catholic Church in Hatley and its Holy Name Society, serving as its secretary for the past 25 years. He served on the church council for many years and was on the school building committee.
He was a charter member of the St. Florian Council of the Knights of Columbus, serving as recording secretary until it was joined with the Schofield-Rothschild Council.
The Hatley-Ringle Lions Club honored Mr. Budzynski as Person of the Year in 1987.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Dianne (Nick) Somers, Stevens Point, Cheryl Budzynski, Wausau, and Jane (James) Jerzak, Green Bay; two sisters, Balbina Presl, Tigerton, and Maxine (Hank) Stypa, Milwaukee; and five grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Stanley, Ben and Joe; and four sisters, Eulalia, Anna, Regina and Elizabeth.