THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Clarence A. Grusznski
Issue Date: March 27, 2013
Clarence A. (Barney or Fuzzy) Grusznski, 78, of Mountain passed on Monday, March 18 after a two plus week stay at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice Center in Sheboygan Falls.
Born in the Town of Glenmore on July 3, 1934 to Stanley and Edna (Terrien) Grusznski, he was also known by many as Barney or Fuzzy. On Jan. 23, 1954 he was united in marriage to Mary Jane Ducat.
For a short time he worked at Brillion Iron Works and then Larson Canning in Green Bay. He then moved his family to Sheboygan Falls to begin work at the Kohler Company and later settled in the Howards Grove area. He retired from Kohler after 38 years in the Pottery Department and moved to their property in the rural Mountain area where they had built their current home.
He enjoyed many hobbies, including fishing, hunting, gardening and just watching the wildlife. Many will miss his homemade maple syrup, sauerkraut, and wine. He enjoyed playing cards, especially cribbage and sheepshead and treasured time with family and close friends. He especially cherished the annual family fishing vacation to the Chippewa Flowage. Being a jack of all trades, he was often called on to be a carpenter, electrician, plumber, mechanic or a mason.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; children, Gary and Dennis (Kim Hogue), both of Sheboygan, Sharon (Jim) Summers of Trempealeau and Jennifer (Bob) Maurer of Kiel; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and siblings, Agnes Benz, Alfred (Rita) Grusznski, Raymond (Elsie) Grusznski, Arlene (Leo) Heim, Evelyn (Francis Cavanaugh) Stetson, Kathleen Dworak, Mary (Jerome) Watzka and Patrick (Marie) Grusznski.
He was preceded in death by a son, Allen; a daughter, Karen Huebschmann-Baynes; a brother, Robert Grusznski and a daughter-in-law, Renee Grusznski.
Friends called at the St. Mary 's of the Lakes Church in Lakewood on Monday, March 25 from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian burial at 1 p.m. with Fr. Jason Blahnik officiating. An entombment service was held at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens in Bay Settlement on Tuesday, March 26 at 11 a.m. A memorial fund was established in his name for the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.