Obit: Cieslek, Philip R. (1938 - 2007)
Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Cieslek, Kujala, Auberg, Bermauer, Wonsil, Parquette, Matis, Zawadzki, McHugh, Ryll

----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Thursday, November 22, 2007

Cieslek, Philip R. (14 Dec. 1938 - 19 Nov. 2007)

Philip Cieslek

Philip R Cieslek, 68, of Kronenwetter, died on Nov. 19, 2007, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with mesothelioma.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Mount Olive Church in Schofield. Funeral services will follow the visitation. Burial will be at St. Paul Cemetery in Mosinee. Brainard Funeral Home-Everest Chapel in Weston is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Philip was born on Dec. 14, 1938, in Owen to the late John and Martha (Kujala) Cieslek. He married Judith Auberg on October 10, 1959, at Saint John Lutheran Church in Withee, Wis.

Phil was employed by Foremost Foods for 19 years where he was awarded the prestigious WWOA sponsored George F. Bernauer Memorial Award as Operator of the Year in 1969. He later was employed by Weyerhaeuser for 19 years as an Environmental Engineer and continued to be an active member of WWOA. Phil also served as a volunteer firefighter for the town of Kronenwetter for 19 years and was one of the original Charter members where he achieved the position of assistant chief. Phil also served as a town of Kronenwetter Supervisor and continued on as Trustee of the Village of Kronenwetter. Phil also served as a Marathon County Board Supervisor.

Phil enjoyed bowling, golfing, horseshoes and collecting toy tractors. He also loved being outdoors and working on his property. His latest project was the construction of his new home. His most memorable times were spent with his family and friends.

Surviving relatives besides his wife, Judith are four children: Scott (Lanette) Cieslek of Combined Locks, Kurt (Amy) Cieslek of Weston, Kelly (Brian) Wonsil of Kronenwetter and Melanie (special friend Brian Parquette) Matis of Mosinee; four grandchildren: Abbie Cieslek, Jordan Matis and Tori and Jacie Cieslek; one brother: Robert (Faye) Cieslek of Marion, Iowa; three sisters: Irene (Randall) Ryll of Withee, Dorothy (Edwin) Zawadzki of Owen and Suzanne (Gary) McHugh of Rozellville; one nephew; many nieces and very close friends.

Phil is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: John Jr., James, and Jerome Cieslek; twin grandsons: Brad and Brent Cieslek; one nephew: Edwin Zawadzki, Jr. and his mother and father-in-law, Roy and Veryl Auberg.

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