Alex L. Brzezinski, 78, Bevent, father of a Custer woman, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at Wausau Hospital under the care of Comfort Care and Hospice Services.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church in Bevent, with the Rev. Rex Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be at the church from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until the services. There will be a St. Ladislaus Men’s Society Vigil at 7 p.m. Tuesday and a parish prayer vigil at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The family would appreciate memorials in his name be given to Comfort Care and Hospice Services in Wausau or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.
Schmidt-Schulta Funeral Home in Wittenberg is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mr. Brzezinski was born March 25, 1923, in the town of Bevent in Marathon County, a son of the late Barney and Mathilda (Dombeck) Brzezinski.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Asiatic Theater.
He was married to Eleanor Goskowicz on Oct. 4, 1947, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galloway.
After the marriage the couple lived in Wausau until 1956 when they moved to the town of Bevent where they farmed until retiring in 1984.
He was a past member of the Central Wisconsin Concertina Club and a member of the St. Ladislaus Men’s Society.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Joanne (Henry) Filtz, Custer, Loretta (Stephen) Stoltz, Chanhassen, Minn., Francine “Tina” (Terry) Filtz, Galloway, and Joyce (John) Morien, Weston; two sons, Andrew (Marlene), Wausau, and Leon (Karen), Bevent; four sisters, Lucille (Ed) Stankowski, Mosinee, Mary Ann (Harley) VanderKooy, Weston, Sister M. Veronica, Chicago, Ill., and Agnes (Eddie) Gliniecki, Mosinee; five brothers, Anthony, Amherst, Carl, Wausau, Bernard (Dolores), Mosinee, John (Chesterine), Muskego, and James, Wausau; 14 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Pauline.