Stanley Kowalczyk, 78, Wautoma, a former manager of the book store at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP), died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Ministry St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Holly Funeral Home in Wild Rose, with the Rev. Paul Vanden Hogen officiating. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in the town of Rose in Waushara County.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, and from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the services.
Memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Mr. Kowalczyk was born in Sterling, Mich., a son of the late Stanley and Agnes Kowalczyk. He graduated from high school in 1953 in Mauston.
He joined the U.S. Army and served in Germany where his unit was charged with supervising the retraining of the German Army following World War II.
In Germany he met his first wife and they had three children, Marina, Stanley and Curtis.
They settled in Chicago, where Stanley worked as an executive for Cracker Jack and Firks Ad Agency. After his divorce in 1960, he raised the children as a single father.
He was married to Dolores Dlask in 1962 in Mauston. They had a son, Daniel.
They resided in Chicago until 1968.
In 1968 the family moved to the town of Rose in Waushara County.
Soon after, he began working at UWSP. He served as the book store manager and published papers on small business practices and management.
He was granted an academic faculty position, while never attending college himself. He retired from UWSP after 25 years of service. He sold his farm and resided in the town of Wautoma until his death.
Survivors include his wife, Dolores, Wautoma; one daughter, Marina Strohbusch, River Falls; three sons, Stanley III, California, Curtis (Robbin), Henderson, N.C., and Daniel (Carrie), Minneapolis, Minn.; one sister, Dolores (Thaddeus) Grudzinski, Lake Villa, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and Norbert; and one sister, Agnes.