A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Arul Joseph V. officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Knowlton.
Visitation will be at Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home in Stevens Point from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and in the St. Faustina Room of the church from 9:30 a.m. Friday until the Mass. A rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
A memorial will be established in his name to St. Peter Catholic Church in Stevens Point.
Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Laska was born April 24, 1935, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Paul and Martha (Travicki) Laska. He attended P.J. Jacobs High School, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the Cleveland Institute of Electronics.
He was married to Josephine Hornik on Sept. 17, 1955, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Knowlton.
He served 14 years in both the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve.
He retired from Wisconsin Telephone Company, as a technician, in 1984.
He had been a member of American Legion Post 6 and Moose Lodge 1572.
He was a trumpet player and was a musician for more than 40 years, playing with many bands, especially the Lee Gardner Band.
Survivors include his wife, Stevens Point; four daughters, Cynthia (Roger) Henderson, Beaverton, Ore., Debra (Michael) Wasilczuk, Weston, Kathleen (Craig Newby) Laska, Stevens Point, and Lori Kuklinski, Ventura, Calif.; one son, Phillip (Ann), Omro; one brother, Alfred (Mary Ann), Richardson, Texas; one half-sister, Marie Laska, Stevens Point; one half-brother, Carl (Geraldine) Laska, Rudolph; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Paul Laska; and his stepmother, Regina Laska.