Neufrey P. Kedrowski, 88, Stevens Point, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Jerzy Rebacz officiating.
Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be at Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home in Stevens Point from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and at the church from 9:30 a.m. Thursday until the Mass. The Knights of Columbus will combine with the parish rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
A memorial in his name will be established at a later date.
Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Kedrowski was born June 7, 1923, in Fancher, a son of the late Peter and Laura (Trzebiatowski) Kedrowski.
He was married to Jeanette A. Dombrowski on June 18, 1949, at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Fancher. She died on Sept. 22, 1988.
Before entering the service, he worked on his parents’ farm and neighboring farms and in the cranberry marshes near Wisconsin Rapids. He was a logger, worked for the Soo Line on track repairs, and broke wild horses for farm use.
He entered the U.S. Army during World War II on Dec. 28, 1944, and served in the 318th Engineer Corps. He was honorably discharged Nov. 1, 1946, at Fort Sheridan, Ill. He received Army of Occupation Ribbon for his service in Japan, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and two overseas service bars.
After the service, he worked at Preway Inc. in Wisconsin Rapids in the warehouse, mailroom, shipping, metal prep, welding, LED coating and assembly. He was awarded a Special Gold Veteran’s Badge as an honor conferred by the Grand Lodge of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers for his years of service. He retired on Oct. 8, 1986.
He achieved honorary life membership with the Stevens Point Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include five daughters, Kathleen (John) Leum, Montgomery, Ill., Lucille (Thomas) Smith, Plover, Susan (L.H.) Couch, Atlanta, Ga., and Debra Kedrowski and Jennifer (Dave) Thompson, both of Stevens Point; one son, Norman (Jill), Carlisle, Pa.; four sisters, Mary Ann Piotrowski, Germantown, Henrietta Flees, Milwaukee, Germaine (Raynold) Konkol, Stevens Point, and Rita (Ambrose) Wanta, Muskego; 10 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and six great-stepgrandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Jerome; three brothers, Ben, Clarence and Harry; and three sisters, Irene Turzinski, Sister Esther Kedrowski and Florence Lisiak.