THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Joseph R. Warrichaiet
Issue Date: October 31, 2012
Joseph R. Warrichaiet, 86, of Shay Lake in Oconto County passed away on Thursday, Oct. 25 at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay.
The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Russell Warrichaiet was born May 27, 1926 in Green Bay. He was a veteran of World War II and served with the United States Army.
On Oct. 22, 1949 he married Sophie Kozlowski in Little Suamico. The couple resided in Two Rivers for four years and then moved to Green Bay. He was a maintenance engineer for Standard Oil Company for northeastern Wisconsin. Following his retirement, the couple moved to Shay Lake. His wife preceded him in death on Dec. 3, 1995. A member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Coleman, he was an avid sportsman and enjoyed dancing.
Surviving are three sons, Mark (Lauri) of Phoenix, Ariz., Mike (Keri) of Oconto and Keith (Nancy) of Green Bay; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a special friend, Arlene Rocheleau of Coleman; three brothers, Melvin (Janet) of Coleman, Francis (Betty) and Vernon (Connie) all of Oconto; two sisters, Doris Borkovec of Oconto and Julianna (Jerry) Strom of Spenser; a brother-in-law, Eugene Karcz of Green Bay; a sister-in-law, Angie Kozlowski of Milwaukee and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Besides his parents and wife, Sophie, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kayla Warrichaiet; three brothers, Russell, Milton and Valentine and two sisters, Jean Garrigan and Arzella Whitcomb.
Relatives and friends called at St. Anne Catholic Church, Coleman after 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Rev. Celestine Byekwaso officiated and interment was in Brookside Cemetery. Military rites were conducted by the Coleman American Legion and VFW.