Alex B. Ostrowski, 77, Amherst, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, at St. James Catholic Church in Amherst, with the Rev. Jude Dioka officiating. Interment will be in the St. James Catholic Cemetery in Amherst.
Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the Mass.
Jungers-Holly Funeral Home in Amherst assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.hollyfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Ostrowski was born June 6, 1937, in the town of New Hope in Portage County, a son of the late Charles M. and Theresa (Golomski) Ostrowski.
While living in the Milwaukee area, he served in the National Guard.
He was married to Betty Rickman June 18, 1960, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Polonia.
He was a carpenter/millwright with Local 408 in Stevens Point, working for Consolidated Construction in Wisconsin Rapids for 25 years.
He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Amherst and served on the church council.
He had been a Cubmaster and Scoutmaster with Troop 296 in Amherst for many years.
He was widely known for making tin men out of recycled cans.
Survivors include his wife, Betty; one son, Daniel Alan (Debbie), Wisconsin Rapids; three daughters, Debra (David) Saltzman and Darlene (Paul) Konkol, both of Wisconsin Rapids, and Denise (Anthony Jr.) Makuski, Stevens Point; four sisters, Carol (Joe) Rosmarynowski, Mary Ann Ostrowski, Gertrude Szews and Shirley (Richard) Glossmeyer; four brothers, Hubert, Norbert (Irene), Leonard (Christine), and Gerrard; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret and Cecelia; one infant sister, Josephine; and two brothers, William and Dennis.