THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Richard A. Wielgus
Richard A. Wielgus, 77, Pulaski, passed away Sunday, March 2 with his family at his side after a short battle with brain cancer. He spent the last three months at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Seymour.
Born July 19, 1936, son of Antone and Julia (Skarczynski) Wielgus, he attended St. Marys Catholic Grade School and graduated from Pulaski High School in 1954. He then attended DeVry Technical Institute in Chicago and enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1956 and was honorably discharged in 1960. After discharge, he attended UW-Whitewater where he earned a bachelors degree in accounting and was vice president of Professional Activities in the Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity. He worked at Motorola Industries, Comet Industries and retired from Triangle Packaging Machinery Company in Chicago. After retiring, he moved back to Pulaski and was a member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish.
Survivors include a sister, Dolores Sapletal, Iron River, Mi.; brothers, Alvin Wielgus and Jim (Linda) Wielgus, both of Pulaski and Norbert (Gail) Wielgus, Coleman and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Antone and Julia Wielgus; a brother-in-law, James Sapletal and a niece, Susan (Sapletal) Donati.
Friends may call after 9 a.m. until time of a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 8 at Assumption B.V.M. Church, 119 E. Pulaski Street, Pulaski. Fr. Bob Konkol, O.F.M. will preside, followed by full military honors by the Pulaski Area Veterans. Burial will be held at a later date in the parish cemetery. A memorial fund has been established.