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John E. Kmiecik
John E. Kmiecik, 43, Marinette, died unexpectedly Friday evening, May 1 at Bay Area Medical Center. He was born April 6, 1966, in Menominee to Mr. and Mrs. Francis (Joyce Lusardi) Kmiecik. He resided in this area all of his life and was a graduate of Marinette High School. On June 8, 1985 he married the former Marcy Bretl. He had been employed for many years by Interstate, now Airgas, and had been awarded the honor of being named North Central Driver of the Year.
He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Menominee.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Daniel John Kmiecik; a daughter, Stephanie Elizabeth (Tom Wesoloski); a granddaughter, Peyton Elizabeth; his parents, Francis and Joyce Kmiecik; four brothers, Randy (Caroline) Kmiecik, Ron Kmiecik, Gary (Lori) Kmiecik, and Jim (Vicki) Kmiecik; one sister, Mrs. Randall (Lori) Philipps; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Warren and Shirley Bretl; sisters-in-law, Colleen (Jim) Semrau, Alice (Tod) Janquardt, Polly (Darrell) Smith, Sue (Jeff) Gibson, and Jayne (Mark) Strohl; a goddaughter, Caitlin Janquart; godsons, Brandon Strohl, Clayton Kmiecik and Jeremiah Philipps; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward and Rita Lusardi and Theodore and Phyllis Kmiecik; a brother-in-law, Steven Bretl; Marcys grandmother, Hazel M. Chepeck, and her grandparents, Frank and Isabelle Bretl.
Friends called at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Menominee on Monday, May 4 with a funeral Mass following at 2 p.m. Father Ron Skufca officiated with burial in Glenwood Memorial Gardens. Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home served the family.
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