THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
James D. Kielcheski
Issue Date: March 5, 2014
James D. Kielcheski, 73, of White Lake, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the home of his son in Marinette.
Born Oct. 22, 1940 in Antigo, to Denny and Leona (Schiefelbein) Kielcheski, he was a graduate of White Lake High School, Class of 1958. From 1959 until his discharge in 1963, he served in the United States Marines. He worked in the aviation industry for Enstrom Helicopter Co. in Menominee, Mich. and later Erda, Inc. of Peshtigo. He took an early retirement and traveled frequently, making trips to Alaska with his brothers and west with his friend, Diane.
He loved his days in the woods and spending time with his grandchildren. They hunted, read books, fed the deer, helped Uncle John with maple syrup and took motorcycle rides.
Survivors include two children, Amy (Michael) DelGenio and Dave (Charlotte) Kielcheski; five grandchildren; his siblings, Joan (Bob) Sieblink, John (Criss) Kielcheski, Jean (Joe) Edelman and Dan (Dorothy) Kielcheski; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Pat Rousche, Annette, Bob Herwig, Mike Piasecki, Joe Povik and Bob Pattee.
Friends called at Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home in Marinette from 3 until 6 p.m. on Monday, March 3. Funeral services followed at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Steven Vaudt officiating. Military honors were conducted. Entombment was Tuesday morning at Forest Home Mausoleum in Marinette.