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Glenn C. Feifarek
Glenn Carl Feifarek, 92, of Marinette passed away Wednesday, April 19 at Bay Area Medical Center after a short illness.
Born Nov. 22, 1924 on his maternal grandparents family farm in Lena, to the late Adolph and Minnie Feifarek, he graduated from Peshtigo High School and UW-Madison,. He majored in Accounting and was a member of the honorary accounting fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
In 1950 he married his college sweetheart, Auralia Buscher, at "Press House", the University Presbyterian Church. His first job was at Studebaker Corporation in South Bend, Ind. and three years later served as comptroller for Lewis Container Corporation in Colby and later Wausau. The company merged to become Packaging Corporation of America and he was transferred to the home office as Manager of Administrative Systems in Evanston, Ill.
He was always active in his community and while in Wausau, he served on the Girl Scouts Board of Directors, receiving their highest "Thanks" award for revising their accounting system. In Illinois he served as Elder, Trustee, Deacon and Financial Secretary for the Community Presbyterian Church. For the past 20 years he was Treasurer of the Marinette Lions Club and helped develop their Annual Sports Dinner.
In recognition for his dedication to humanitarian services, he received the Melvin Jones Fellowship award, granted by Lions International and from the State Lions, he received the Birch Sturm Fellowship award. As a member of the Pioneer Presbyterian Church, he served on the Finance Committee.
A kind, gentle man with a strong faith, a great sense of humor and a sharp mind, he enjoyed Suduko and crossword puzzles, company of others and all music.
He is survived by his wife, Aurie; a daughter, Sara Jane of Marinette; a son, Mark of Random Lake; a grandson; a granddaughter; two great-grandsons; a niece, Ann Buscher of Marinette; a nephew, John Buscher of Menominee; a cousin, James Feifarek of Madison; many cousins; nieces and nephews.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Myron, Adolph, Jr. "Duff" and Kenneth.
Visitation was held at Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Marinette on Wednesday, April 26 from 10 a.m. until time of a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at noon. Rev. Jon Nelson officiated with interment in Forest Home Cemetery in Marinette. A memorial fund has been established for Marinette Lions Club or Pioneer Presbyterian Church. Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home of Marinette assisted the family with arrangements.