Clifford G. Kowalski, 81, Whitefish Bay, a Stevens Point native, died Monday, April 16, 2001.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Whitefish Bay, with the Rev. Laurin J. Wenig officiating. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in the Milwaukee area.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday at the church until the services.
Memorials in his name may be made to Eternal Word Television Network, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL, 35210.
Feerick Funeral Home in Whitefish Bay assisted the family with arrangements.
Mr. Kowalski was born Jan. 11, 1920, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Conrad and Helen (Mosey) Kowalski.
He served as a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was married to Irene Mayek 58 years ago.
He retired as a senior executive after 30 years from Godfrey Co. (Sentry Foods).
He was past president of the Wisconsin Grocers Association and was presented its Man of the Year Award.
He was elected to the first Parish Council at Holy Family Church in Whitefish Bay, serving as president. He was president of the church’s Holy Name Society.
He served for several years on the Milwaukee Archdiocesan Commission on Parish Council, serving as its first vice president. He was also a past general chairman of the Archbishop’s Annual Catholic Stewardship Appeal.
He served on the board of directors for Urban Day School, was chairman of the board of the Milwaukee Catholic Home, was a member of the Milwaukee County Ethics Board and was president of the Father’s Club of Dominican High School.
He was also officer of the Tip Off Club for Marquette University, past president of the Board of North Shore Country Club and was responsible for establishing the Evans Scholarship Program for the state of Wisconsin.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Karen (William) Hickmann, Pewaukee, Barbara (Sam) Sakellaris, Oak Brook, Ill., and Mary (Robert McBride) Kowalski, Whitefish Bay; two sons, Jamie (Mary), Whitefish Bay, and Michael (Debbie), Brookfield; 17 grandchildren.