George “Sam” P. Koshollek Jr., 75, South Milwaukee, a Stevens Point native who started his newspaper career in Stevens Point and was part of a Milwaukee Journal team that won a Pulitzer Prize, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at a Milwaukee hospital.
He was a photographer for the Stevens Point Journal in the late 1940s, and he was the photographer on a Milwaukee Journal series that captured the Pulitzer for its coverage of water pollution in Wisconsin in 1967.
A memorial gather was held Saturday at the Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West in Wauwatosa.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.
He was born May 29, 1925, in Stevens Point, a son of the late George and Mae (King) Koshollek.
He served as a reconnaissance photographer in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
After he was honorably discharged, he attended Central State Teachers College (now the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point) for two years.
After working for the Stevens Point Journal, he joined the Milwaukee Journal in 1949 and worked there 37 years.
Survivors include one son, David, Temecula, Calif.; one daughter, Marietta Schlindwein, South Milwaukee; and two grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Brian.