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Charles Peter Dziak
Charles Peter Dziak, 74, of Athelstane, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born Nov. 3, 1938 to the late Peter and Phyllis Dziak in the Town of Kronenwetter, Wi., he graduated from Mosinee High School in 1957 and pursued a career as an Architectural Engineer. He married Paula Jean Kirst May 27, 1961 at St. Peter Claver Church in Sheboygan. He started his career at Ebenreiter Lumber Company, advancing to the engineering department at Kohler Company and then joined Quasius Brothers Construction as part owner, retiring in 1991.
He was a carpenter and had many talents and hobbies, including woodworking, general contracting and designing for his daughters. The couple built their home together in the Town of Stephenson. He was a hunter, fisherman and will be remembered by his great-grandchildren for his model railroading. The couple served at Mass with Father Donald Burkart at St. Mary Chapel in the Woods for 14 years and he was also involved in the care of the grounds.
He is survived by his wife, Paula; four daughters, Ann (Bill) Hoffman, Menasha; Eve (Tom) Blanchard, Sheboygan; Mary Verhage and friend Mike Fuller, Plymouth and Teresa Dziak and her partner Mary Willard, Sheboygan Falls; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren with another arriving soon; two brothers, Leo (Regina) Dziak, Kodak, Tn. and Harvey (Jeni) Dziak, North Port, Fl. He will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Dziak.
Relatives and friends called at Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home, Crivitz on Monday Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Marys Catholic Church, Crivitz at 11 a.m. Father Donald Burkart officiated. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund was established in his name.