William M. Petrusky, 84, an Almond native and former resident of the town of Grand Rapids in Wood County, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at the Portage County Health Care Center.
Services were Tuesday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids, with the Rev. John Hogan officiating. Burial was in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in the town of Grand Rapids in Wood County. Military rites were provided by Bancroft American Legion Post 533.
Visitation was held Monday at the Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids and again Tuesday before the services. A wake service was held Monday.
Mr. Petrusky was born April 19, 1916, in Almond, a son of the late Andrew and Anna (Pionke) Petrusky.
He was married to Lucille H. Swiontek on May 29, 1948, in Almond. She died April 9, 1996.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. He enlisted in Oct 1941 and received his honorable discharge in June 1945.
He was a farmer and a carpenter.
He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids and Bancroft American Legion Post 533.
Survivors include two brother, Raymond (Anita), Bancroft, and Robert (Cathy), Milwaukee; and four sisters, Ann (Ernest) Cychosz, Bancroft, Margaret (Robert) Malek, Plainfield, Irene (Ted) Danczyk, Mosinee, and Esther (Leo) Kaminski, Wittenberg.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Leo, Rudy, Andrew and Bennie; and two sisters, Rose Brach and Gertrude Petrusky.