Felix J. Pawelski, 81, Stevens Point, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the Portage County Health Care Center in Stevens Point.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Jerzy Rebacz officiating.
Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery in Stevens Point.
Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 a.m. Monday until the Mass.
Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home of Stevens Point assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Pawelski was born May 18, 1930, in the town of Dewey, a son of the late Lawrence and Antoinette (Kwasnik) Pawelski. He attended Liberty Bell School, and then obtained a GED through his military service.
He served in the U.S. Army in Germany, with Company A 705th Ordnance Battalion 5th Infantry Division. He was inducted on April 21, 1953, and honorably discharged on April 9, 1955.
He was married to Helen “Dolly” Zabroski on Aug. 3, 1957, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Stevens Point.
The couple settled in the town of Dewey, and then built a home and moved to Stevens Point in 1968.
He worked at Vetter Manufacturing and Mosinee Papers and then retired as a pulp mill supervisor in May of 1993, after 25 years with Consolidated Papers-River Division.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Justine Pawelski and Maxine (Patrick) Hogan both of Stevens Point, and Christine (Kenneth) Kluck, Rosholt; two sons, David (Karen), Stevens Point, and Gregory (Sandra), Rudolph; two sisters, Catherine Pawelski, Stevens Point, and Sister Regina Pawelski, Sinsinawa; one brother, Theodore (Agnes), town of Dewey; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one granddaughter.