THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
John S. Kowalczyk Jr.
Issue Date: November 8, 2018
John S. Kowalczyk Jr., 68, of Oconto Falls, passed away Thursday evening, Nov. 1, 2018 at Atrium Post Acute Care of Oconto Falls with his family present.
Born Aug. 17, 1950 in Milwaukee to John and Mary (Karpeck) Kowalczyk, he moved with his family to a farm in the Abrams area when he was nine years old. He graduated from Oconto Falls High School in 1968 and then worked at Packerland Woodworking in Peshtigo as an industrial painter.
On June 23, 1969, he married Patricia Greetan in Oconto and they lived in Oconto Falls where they raised two children. He worked at Magna-Graphics in Oconto Falls before working for Robinson Metal in Green Bay from where he retired. A member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, he was an avid hunter and fisherman, but especially enjoyed taking vacations with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Pat Kowalczyk, Oconto Falls; two children, John J. Kowalczyk, DePere and Dana (Donald) School, Howard; four grandchildren; a sister, Dolores (Jim) Van Dornick, Oconto Falls; three Godchildren, James Van Dornick Jr., Jennifer Tilot and Jacob Greetan; a special nephew, Roger (Melissa) Van Dornick; many brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tom (Patti) Kowalczyk; in-laws, John and Christine Greetan and six brothers-in-law.
Visitation with the urn present will take place at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls on Saturday, Nov. 10 until the time of a Prayer Service at 1 p.m. Rev. Fr. Bob Karuhn will officiate with interment in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.