A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Rosholt, with the Rev. Greg Michaud officiating. Burial will be in the St. Adalbert Parish Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home in Stevens Point from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and at the church from 9:30 a.m. Tuesday until the Mass. There will be a parish rosary at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Bembenek was born Sept. 21, 1932, in Shawano County, a son of the late Victor and Martha (Goszkowicz) Bembenek. He attended schools in the Rosholt area.
He entered the United States Army on Feb. 10, 1953. He rose to the rank of corporal while serving in Germany. He was honorably discharged on Feb. 12, 1955, at Fort Sheridan, Ill.
He was married to Rosalie “Rose” Dudzik on April 21, 1956, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Stevens Point.
After their marriage the couple settled in Milwaukee, where he worked for Maynard Steel. They moved back to the Amherst Junction area and then to Stevens Point where he worked as an auto mechanic for a number of automobile dealerships.
He and his wife Rose also owned and operated Country Canteen Tavern for more than 32 years before their retirement in 2006.
He was a member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans (PLAV) Post 185 of Rosholt.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Karen (Thomas) Jakusz, Stevens Point, Kathleen (Myron) Kurszewski, Rosholt, and Linda Bembenek, Wisconsin Rapids; two sons, David and Gerald (Monica Kieliszewski), both of Rosholt; two sisters, Jeanette (Frank) Wierzba, Rosholt, and Mary Ann (Albert) Eiden, Custer; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Ben, Victor and Eugene.