THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Paul P. Pitroski
Issue Date: September 13, 2017
Paul P. Pitroski, 97, of Town of Pensaukee, passed away Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 at his home surrounded by family.
Born June 6, 1920 in Sampson, to the late John and Anna Piotrowski, he grew up on the family farm and met his wife, Adeline Zimanek, at a wedding reception in Abrams. They married on Nov. 26, 1942 and lived in Milwaukee for a few years, then returned to her family farm in 1947 where they lived with their six children and were together for 71 years.
He will be remembered for the enjoyment he brought to those he met with his joke telling and love and encouragement he gave to his family. A loving, committed husband and father, he worked with his wife and children on the family farm and also at Green Bay Packaging for 28 years. Because of a childhood injury, he could not join the armed services, but was a proud member of the U.S. CCC's Mountain, WI. Division, beginning in 1939.
Survivors include a son, Ronald Pitroski, Oconto; five daughters, Cecilia Raymond, Milwaukee, Alice Kuhr, Suamico, Kathleen Kuhr, California and Anne (Jerry) Dix and Cynde Pitroski (Tim DeHut), both of Oconto; eight grandchildren; three great-granddaughters and many nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Adeline; three sons-in-law, Charles Raymond, Frederick Kuhr and George Kuhr; five brothers; four sisters and all of his in-laws.
Friends may call at Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home in Oconto on Friday, Sept. 15 from 4 p.m. until time of a Parish Wake Service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Stiles on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Fr. Joel Sember will officiate with burial in the Stiles/Abrams Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim DeHut, John DeHut, Tim Raymond, George Kuhr, Michael LeRoy and Anthony Grulkowski.