THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Rev. Fr. Edward S. Nowakowski
Rev. Fr. Edward S. Nowakowski, 93, entered eternal life on Sunday, Jan. 29.
Born May 18, 1923 in Chicago, Ill., to Casimir and Antoinette (Ziemba) Nowakowski, he attended Holy Trinity High School in Chicago, and SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, Mi., where he studied philosophy and theology. He was ordained a priest on May 22, 1948 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay by Bishop Stanislaus V. Bona.
After ordination, he served briefly as Assistant Pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes, Marinette and SS. Peter and Paul, Green Bay and then served as Assistant Pastor at St. Mary, Manitowoc from 1948 until 1960. At that time, he became Pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka, Armstrong Creek, where he served for 44 years. In 1982, he became Pastor of St. Joan of Arc, Goodman and continued to serve at St. Stanislaus Kostka. He retired in 2004 and as a senior priest, resided at Grellinger Hall and the McCormick Memorial Home in Green Bay.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters.
Reception of the Body by the Regional Vicar, Very Rev. Richard Getchel will take place on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. at the McCormick Home Chapel, 212 Iroquois Ave., Green Bay. Visitation will continue at the Chapel until time of the Funeral Liturgy at 2 p.m. with Most Rev. David L. Ricken as the Celebrant, and Rev. Joseph Dorner, homilist. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City, Ill.