THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
John V. Szymanski
Issue Date: August 2, 2018
John V. Szymanski, 97, of Pulaski, passed away in his sleep on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, after a good lunch.
Born Feb. 15, 1921, in Chicago, Ill., to Joseph and Mary (Wojtyna) Szymanski, he moved to Pulaski when he was a teenager. He shared his birthday with two of his siblings, Anna and Tony. A United States Army veteran of World War II, he served in France and married Kay Wegrzyn on June 22, 1946 at St. John Cantius Church in Sobieski. They raised their family and farmed in Krakow until moving to Pulaski in 1963.
He worked at Carver Boat, Greg Engebos Appliance and Joerns on Broadway in Green Bay. He enjoyed dancing, fishing with his buddies and playing cards (as long as you didn't cheat).
Survivors include three children, Karen (Dale) Seeling, Oconto Falls, Janet (Ron) Gauthier, Krakow and Jim (special friend, Deb Williams) Szymanski, Green Bay; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Alice Wegrzyn, Seymour; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kay on Oct. 14, 2015; two sisters and a brother, Josephine (Emil) Kuchta, Anna (Phil) Nowak and Tony (Viola) Szymanski and Kay's family, Adam and Theodore Wegrzyn, Mary (George) Gianakopoulos, Rose (Joseph) Przybylski and Joseph Wegrzyn.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated at at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski on Monday, July 23 at 11 a.m., with Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski, O.F.M., presiding. Burial with military honors by the Pulaski Area Veterans followed in the Parish Cemetery. Marnocha Funeral Home of Pulaski assisted the family with arrangements.