Maurice P. Groshek, 94, town of Stockton, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at his home.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover, with the Rev. James Trempe officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery in Stevens Point.
Visitation will be at Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home in Stevens Point from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and at the church from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until the Mass. There will be a parish rosary at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Groshek was born Sept. 22, 1917, in the town of Stockton on the family homestead, a son of the late Leo and Helen (Jablonski) Groshek.
He attended St. Mary’s of Mount Carmel School and Emerson High School.
He was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving during World War II.
He was married to Regina Flees on June 14, 1941, at St. Fidelus Catholic Church in Chicago, Ill. She died on Feb. 27, 2000.
They moved back to the area in 1945 where they took over and purchased the Groshek Farmstead, where they farmed until their retirement in 1980. Pope John Paul II visited his farm in August of 1976.
He was a member of the American Legion Behrens-Scribner Post 6 of Stevens Point.
Survivors include four sons, Charles (Judith), Mishawaka, Ind., and Gordon (Kris), Terrence (Karrie) and Francis (Karen), all of Stevens Point; two daughters, Helene Willow, Philadelphia, Pa., and Debra (Alan) Marten, Stevens Point; two brothers, Myron “Mike” (Lorraine) and Henry “Hank,” both of Stevens Point; one sister, Leona Burdge, Milwaukee; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by three sons, three daughters, five brothers, two sisters and one grandson.