THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Jim Wielgus, 74, of Green Bay, formerly of Pulaski, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 22, while out walking with his wife.
Born May 16, 1942 in Pulaski, to Antone and Julia (Skarczynski) Wielgus, he graduated from Pulaski High School in 1960 and earned a degree at UW-Madison School of Pharmacy. While interning at Krider Pharmacy, he met his future wife, Linda Ringer and they married on May 30, 1968, at St. Joseph Church in Green Bay.
They moved to Pulaski in 1975 and he worked at Shaw Pharmacy and the Oconto Pharmacy for over 30 years. He finished his career at Pulaski Pharmacy, just recently retiring a few weeks ago.
He was a member of the Brown County Pharmacy Association. A longtime member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish in Pulaski, he was an avid golfer, enjoyed time with his golfing buddies, Dick, Jim, and Al and was a diehard Bucky Badger fan, but mostly had a special place in his heart for his daughters and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Linda; three daughters, Renee Wielgus (fiancé Michael O'Connell), DePere, Dina Miller (fiancé Jeff Clarke), Green Bay and Tami Wielgus, Chicago, Ill.; five grandchildren; a sister, Dolores Sapletal, Iron River, Mi.; two brothers, Alvin Wielgus, Pulaski and Norbert (Gail) Wielgus, Coleman; a sister-in-law, Jann (Bill) McBride, Neenah; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant grandson, Gregory; a brother, Richard Wielgus; a brother-in-law, James Sapletal and a niece, Susan (Sapletal) Donati.
Friends called at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 3 p.m. until time of the Funeral Mass at 6 p.m., with Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski, O.F.M. presiding. Burial will take place in the Parish Cemetery in Spring.