Carl G. Ryskoski, 83, 5426 Windy Drive, Stevens Point, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Ministry St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev George Thayikuzhithottu officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Guardian Angel Cemetery in Stevens Point.
Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 a.m. Friday until the Mass.
Memorials in his name will be established at a later date.
Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home of Stevens Point assisted the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Ryskoski was born March 24, 1928, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Vincent and Florence (Craig) Ryskoski. He attended local schools.
He entered the service on June 27, 1945, in Milwaukee. He was a seaman first class in the Navy. He received the Victory Ribbon and the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon. He was honorably discharged on July 18, 1946, in Great Lakes, Ill.
He was married to Arlene Bannach on July 24, 1948, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Stevens Point. She died on Jan. 30, 1980.
He was married to ElJane Bannach on Nov. 28, 1981, in Stevens Point. After the marriage the couple settled in Stevens Point.
He worked at R.J. Soik Plumbing as a plumber for more than 40 years. He was a member of Local Plumbers Union 778.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 6, Veteran of Foreign Wars Plover Post 10262, AMVETS Post 1051 and Moose Family Center 1572.
Survivors include his wife, ElJane; three daughters, Carol (Peter) Forseth, Amherst, Patti Ryskoski and Barb (Brian) Newby-Maslowski, both of Stevens Point; one son, Daniel (Bernett), Plover; two stepdaughters, Karen (Michael) Dudeck, Plover, and Joann (Jerry) Rozak, Custer; two stepsons, Keith (Diane) Strong, Plover, and Kevin Strong, Oshkosh; three brothers, Norm (Jan) and Don (Pat), both of Green Bay, and Bob (Carol), Sheboygan; his twin sister, Claudine Gotter, Eau Claire; five grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; four great-stepgrandsons; and his stepmother, Olive Ryskoski-Hintz, Stevens Point.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Harold.