Obituaries

In Memory Of

Joseph S. Pow
March 18, 1922 - June 14, 2013


Visitation:
Monday, June 17th, 2013 - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
St. Bernard-Hedwig's Catholic Church
111 N. Church Street
Thorp, WI 54771

Services:
Monday, June 17th, 2013 - 10:30 AM
St. Bernard-Hedwig's Catholic Church
111 N. Church Street
Thorp, WI 54771

Full Obituary

JOSEPH S. POW, age 91, of Thorp, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, in Marshfield, on Friday, June 14, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Monday, June 17, 2013 at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp. Rev. Don Meuret will officiate and burial will follow in Old St. Hedwig's Catholic Cemetery. The Thorp American Legion will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at the church, on Monday, from 9:30am until time of service.
Joseph Stanley Powszukiewicz was born on March 18, 1922 on the family farm south of Thorp, the son of Alex and Stella (Siegienski) Powszukiewicz. He was raised on the family farm and received his education in Thorp area schools, graduating from Thorp High School in 1940. Joe served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, from January 18, 1944 until his honorable discharge on May 13, 1946. He returned to Thorp and operated the family farm for many years until his health forced him to retire. He volunteered his service at the Thorp Senior Center, and when he was no longer able to work, would go there to socialize and enjoyed playing cards with his buddies.
Joe had many interests, but especially enjoyed Polka music, crossword puzzles, was an avid sports fan of the Brewers and Packers, and enjoyed bowling.
He will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor as well as placing other people's needs above his own.
He is survived by one sister: Francine "Mary" Powers of Chippewa Falls; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: Walter, Frank, Adam and John; one sister: Rose Wilczek; and two nephews: Jerome and Patrick Wilczek.