Ernest A. Wyhuske, 87, Stevens Point, died Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Ministry St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. George Thanyilkuzhithottu officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery in Stevens Point.
Visitation will be at Boston Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and at the church from 10 a.m. Thursday until the Mass.
Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Wyhuske was born Sept. 7, 1924, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Nicholas and Clara (Lila) Wojciehoski. He attended St. Peter Catholic Grade School and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School, both in Stevens Point.
He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on March 24, 1943. He served in the Central Pacific area from 1944 to 1945. During his time of service, he received a Certificate of Satisfactory Service, two Honorable Service medals and a Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 17, 1945.
He was married to Loretta Mansavage on July 9, 1949, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Stevens Point.
Upon his return from service, he worked at a local paper mill. He later left the mill to work for the Copps Corp. He worked in the warehouse for a number of years and later was promoted to truck driver. He retired after 40 years with Copps. During his retirement, he worked part-time at the Mobil Gas Station on Highway 66.
He was an active member at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church as an usher and was a member of the Holy Name Society. He was a past treasurer for the Pacelli High School Athletic Association. He assisted with Pacelli Panacea, in addition to being a chaperone for many of the school’s athletic events.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Claire Wyhuske, Madison, and Debra (Kurt) Hofmeister, Stevens Point; one brother, Florian (Grace) Wojciehoski, Stevens Point; one sister, Florence Glodoski, Tennessee; three grandchildren; and one daughter-in-law, Mary Jo (Bob) Choudoir, Polonia.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Nicholas; one brother, Norbert; and one son-in-law, Kurt.