THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Leo A. Bugalski
Issue Date: November 27, 2019
With his family by his side, Leo A. Bugalski, age 94, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Shorelight Memory Care.
He was born in East Vandergrift, PA, January 22, 1925, son of the late Joseph and Stephanie (Nee: Kostewicz) Bugalski. At a very young age Leo's family moved to Wausaukee where he was raised on a farm and was a graduate of Wausaukee High School.
Following high school, Leo proudly served in the United States Marine Corp as PFC. On August 22, 1953 in Crivitz, WI he was united in marriage to Helen Boivin who preceded him in death April 12, 2016. Leo was employed by Chrysler Motors for thirty years until his retirement in 1988.
He was a longtime member of St. Edward Catholic Church. Leo also belonged to the V.F.W. Post 1391, The American Legion and was proud to have experienced the Honor Flight in 2012.
Leo enjoyed deer hunting and in his younger years he enjoyed playing baseball for Middle Inlet, in Marinette County and was a huge sports fan. Above all he cherished time with his family.
He will be dearly missed by his children, Karen (James) Widmar, Nancy Bugalski, Robert (Margaret) Bugalski; four grandchildren, Sarah (Tom) Van Beckum, Brian (Jennie) Widmar, Kristina (Michael) Wolf and Michael (Cassie) Bugalski; two great-grandchildren, Robert Wolf and Emerson Van Beckum; brother, Ted (Carol) Bugalski; sister, Caroline Bruskiewicz; many nieces; nephews; other relatives and many dear friends.
In addition to his parents and wife, Helen, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Joseph (Augie) Bugalski, Eugene Bugalski, Steve Bugalski, Virginia (Elmer) Kersten and Casey (Jackie) Bugalski.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, November 30, 2019, 10:30 am at St. Edward Catholic Church, 1401 Grove Avenue. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Saturday at the Church from 9:00 am until time of Mass at 10:30 am. Maresh-Meredith and Acklam Funeral Home of Racine is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials to St. Edward Catholic Church or to the Stars and Stripes Wisconsin Honor Flight have been suggested.
A very special thank you to Leo's caregivers at Shorelight Memory Care and Allay Home & Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.