A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Polonia, with the Rev. Greg Michaud officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home in Stevens Point from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and at the church from 10 a.m. Friday until the Mass. The St. Isadore Society and the Sacred Heart Holy Name Society will combine with the parish rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials in his name will be established at a later date.
Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Palbrach was born Dec. 13, 1917, on his family farm in Polonia, the youngest of 14 children of the late Thomas and Anna (Gosh) Palbrach. He attended local schools.
He was married to Anna Hintz Oct. 28, 1939, at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church in Bevent. She died Jan. 1, 2010.
They owned a large dairy farm in the town of Sharon until the late 1960s, at which time they moved to their current residence in Polonia.
He was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Church in Polonia. As a young boy he helped cart lumber from the family saw mill to rebuild the Polonia church after a fire destroyed the original building.
He was a member of the Sacred Heart Holy Name Society and the St. Isadore Society.
Survivors include four daughters, Grace (Chester) Domaszek and Rita (Jerry Kirschling) Lepak, both of Stevens Point, Mattie (Jim) Omitt, Plover, and Nancy (Michael Pontz) Summers, Charlotte, N.C.; three sons, James (Cheryl) and Danny (Sandy), both of Rosholt, and Gary (Karen), Stevens Point; 20 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters; two daughters-in-law, Christine Palbrach and Liz Palbrach; one son-in-law, Richard Lepak; and three grandchildren.