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Alphonse F. Oczus
Alphonse F. Oczus, 90, of Stephenson, Mi. passed away on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Roubal Care and Rehab Center.
Born Nov. 5, 1923 in Chicago, Ill. to the late Frank and Antoinette (Klesna) Oczus, he married the former Shirley Droese there in 1949. She preceded him in death on April 6, 2000. He worked as a self employed sawmill operator for many years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, auction sales, reading, watching the Green Bay Packers, talking to people all over the world on his Hamm radio and socializing with the guys at the coffee shop. He was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church.
He is survived by three daughters, Susan (Don) Zobel, of Rice Lake; Judy Hannon, of Stephenson and Linda Oczus, of Milwaukee; four sons, Tom (Carol), Frank (Ruth) and Al Doc (Mary), all of Stephenson and Mike (Heidi), of Menominee; 20 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and a sister, Josephine Crusnow, of Chicago, Ill.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Peter and William and two sisters, Marion Olbrot and Theresa Cruso.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 10 a.m. at Precious Blood Catholic Church. Father Ronald Timock officiated, followed by burial in Stephenson Township Cemetery. Anderson Diehm Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
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