A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, with the Rev. Thomas Lindner officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Shuda Funeral Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, with a general rosary prayed at 7p.m. and at the church from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday.
Memorials to St. Stanislaus Kostka Church Congregation are appreciated.
Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mr. Konkol was born Aug. 29, 1921, on the family homestead in the town of Stockton, the eighth of nine children born to Augustana (Stoltz) and Joseph Konkol. He received his formal education at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic School in Fancher.
Growing up in a Polish tradition, he acquired English language skills in the first years of formal school and advanced rapidly in learning so that he skipped third grade. Because of family financial needs, his formal education ended with eighth grade graduation.
He worked on the family farm for many years, and, along with his brothers, became known for the ability to fix and repair both new and old machinery.
His varied employment included ice harvesting, factory work at Allis-Chalmers and truck driving. As a Teamster he drove truck for more than 30 years for various companies, including Dahlman Trucking, Moland Brothers and Glendenning Motor Ways (GMW), earning a recognition plaque for 1 million miles without an accident.
Post-retirement employment included seasonal work at Del Monte, maintenance work at Stevens Point Country Club and driving vehicles for local car dealerships.
He was married to Regina Patoka Nov. 4, 1944, at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Fancher. She died in 2012.
They settled in Stevens Point, where he lived the rest of his life.
He fished area waters, maintained a large garden and travel extensively to most states, Mexico and Canada.
Survivors include six sons, Dr. Richard (Sherry Angel), Portland, Ore., Ron (Deborah), Madison. Robert (Margaret), Stevens Point, David (Sally), Wausau, Dr. Gary, Hudson, and Mark (Michelle), Stevens Point; one daughter, Diane (David) Thiel, Racine; his sisters and brother-in-law, Genevieve Shulfer, Lorraine Buza, Erwin Patoka, Marie Konkol and Jeanette Patoka; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Edward, Raymond and Alfred; and five sisters, Laura Glodowski, Agnes (Sister Juliette), Emily Glodowski, Lillian Sopa and Joan Patoka.