Paul E. Macewicz, 63, Plover, died Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Ministry St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover, with the Rev. James Trempe officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be at Pisarski Community Funeral Home in Plover from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and at the church from 9:30 a.m. Tuesday until the Mass. The Stevens Point Elks Lodge will have a funeral ritual at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, followed by a combined Knights of Columbus and parish rosary at 7 p.m.
A memorial in his name will be established at a later date.
Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Macewicz was born June 18, 1948, in Chicago, Ill., a son of Iris (Davis) Macewicz and the late Erwin Macewicz. He attended schools in Chicago, Ill., graduating from St. Francis High School in Wheaton, Ill., in 1967.
He was married to Nancy Roberts on Aug. 23, 1975, in Adams. The couple moved to Plover in 1987.
His career in the railroad industry began in 1969. He was a conductor/brakeman for the Chicago Northwestern Railway in Chicago, Ill. His employment with the CNW moved him and his family from Illinois to South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin. He left the CNW in 1987 when he came to Stevens Point to start up the Wisconsin Central Regional Railroad. During his employment with the WC, he was an Operation Lifesaver presenter, a WC representative on the Melvin H. Laird Express, the George H. Bush Presidential train. He left the WC in 2000 and continued working within the railroad industry, becoming an independent consultant. He was associated with Railway Worker Training out of Jacksonville, Fla., and had traveled the country to train fellow railroaders in remote control train movement and other industry computer programs.
He was a member of the Stevens Point Elks Lodge and the Knights of Columbus St. Bronislava Council 13880.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Christopher (Jackie), Stevens Point; one daughter, Amy (Tom) Pennings, Plover; his mother, Iris Ward, Palatine, Ill.; one brother, Alan (Diane), Arlington Heights, Ill.; three grandchildren; and his mother-in-law, Frances (Marshall) Coon, Friendship.