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Joseph I. Kinjerski
Joseph I. Kinjerski, 85, passed away Monday, Feb. 10 at the Kewaunee Care Center. He worked at Frank Hamachek Co. from where he retired.
Born in West Kewaunee on March 14, 1928 to the late Isadore and Stella (Knipp) Kinjerski, he married Mabel Smidel Jan. 12, 1954 at St. Joseph Church in Norman.
A lifelong member of St. Hedwig Church, East Krok, he served in the United States Army during the Korean War, was a member of Robinson American Legion Post 538 and V.F.W. Post 3392 of Kewaunee.
Survivors include his wife, Mabel; 11 children, Gloria (Greg) Habeck, Bill (special friend, Shirley) Kinjerski, Jane (Charlie) Rohr, Gary (Lynn) Kinjerski, Roger (Dionne) Kinjerski, Ron (Joanne) Kinjerski, Wayne (Dawn) Kinjerski and Dean (Tina) Kinjerski, all of Kewaunee, Dan (Pam) Kinjerski, of Wausaukee, Louie (Linda) Kinjerski, of Schofield and Richard (Chris) Kinjerski, of Mishicot; 31 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael and Julie Kinjerski and Isadore and Beverly Kinjerski, both of Kewaunee; a sister, Sr. Joanne, of Green Bay; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Kinjerski and Leona Kinjerski; four brothers-in-law, Leonard (Jacqueline) Smidel, Richard Smidel, Carl Smidel and Norbert (Kim) Smidel and a sister-in-law, Winifred (Roger) Janda.
He was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Charles and Lillian Smidel; a granddaughter, Shannon Kinjerski; a grand-son-in-law, Brad Vanness; six brothers, Thomas, Harry (Anita), Lawrence (Marie), Frank, John (Jean) and Simon (Dolores); two sisters, Marion Kinjerski and Rose (Milton) Pardowsky
Friends may call after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee until time of the Legion and V.F.W. services at 6:30 p.m. A parish wake service will follow at 7 p.m. with Deacon Robert Pribek officiating. Visitation will continue on Thursday, Feb. 13 at the funeral home until the procession to church at 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. St. Hedwig Church, East Krok officiated by Fr. Dennis Drury. Burial will be in St. Hedwig Cemetery with full military rites.