Benedict J. Waldoch, 88, Stevens Point, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, after a battle with congestive heart failure, while under the care of Heartland Hospice.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Peter Catholic Church, with the Rev. Arul Joseph V. officiating. Full military honors will take place at the church following Mass. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Torun.
Visitation will be held at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and again in the St. Faustina Room of the church from 9 a.m. Friday until the Mass. Moose Lodge No. 1572 will hold a ritual at 6:45 p.m. Thursday and St. Peter’s Holy Name Society will combine with the parish rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered online at pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Waldoch was born April 15, 1924, in Stevens Point, a son of the late John and Frances (Hoppa) Waldoch. He attended local schools, then traveled around the United States working various jobs.
He entered the U.S. Army Nov. 19, 1948, in Milwaukee. He served in Japan as a gun crewman for heavy artillery. His honorable discharge, at the rank of private first class, took place Feb. 15, 1950, at Camp Stoneman, Calif., having received the Army of Occupation Medal-Japan.
He was married to Florence Cisewski on Nov. 23, 1952.
After their marriage, the couple settled in Stevens Point at his great-grandparent’s family farm. In addition to farming, through the years, he was employed with Hutter & Findorff, Vicker, Williams, Consolidated, Firkus Tile Company, Ellis Stone and Boldt Construction. He retired in the mid-’80s from farming and as a skilled mason, but continued to work with Danczyk Farms.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Rose (John Jr.) Wojcik, Stevens Point, and Chris (Dean) Rusin, Florence, Ore.; one son, Ray (Sharon), Stevens Point; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Robert; seven sisters, Mary, Sophie, Regina, Verona, Gertie, Lucy and Florence; and three brothers, Theodore, Hank and Edward.