Obit: Pawelko, Joseph (1920 - 2007)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Pawelko, Muzturak, Horban, Shufelt, Ketterling, Kowalczyk, Skinner, Davis, Grabowski

----Sources: Thorp Courier (Thorp, WI.) November 28, 2007

Pawelko, Joseph (September 9, 1920 - November 24, 2007)

Joseph Pawelko, 87, Marshfield, and formerly of Lublin, Wisconsin, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at St. Joseph’s Palliative Care, Marshfield.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lublin. Rev. John Long officiated. Burial took place in Holy Family Cemetery, Stanley, Wisconsin. The visitation was held Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Rembs/Kundinger Funeral Home, Marshfield, and on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Lublin. A Rosary Service was recited at 4:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Born on September 9, 1920 to Michael and Mary (Muzturak) Pawelko, Joe was raised on a farm by Diamond Lake, Lublin, Wisconsin. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp at Perkinstown, Wisconsin from 1939 until 1941. He married Marie Horban on June 5, 1948 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Stanley. They farmed on the homestead by Diamond Lake and Joe also worked at Hurd’s Millwork in Medford from 1965 until 1985. They moved to Marshfield in December of 2001.

Joe enjoyed fishing and deer hunting and being with his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Marie and their children: Shirley (Darrel) Shufelt of La Crosse, Steve (Bonnie) Pawelko of Rhinelander, Dan (Monica) Pawelko of Marshfield, and Diane (Neil) Ketterling of Brandon, MS. He is also survived by grandchildren: Doug Shufelt, Scott, Brian, Jen, Edward, Theresa and Amy Pawelko; and great-grandchildren: Alex, Austin and Alyssa Shufelt. He is further survived by brothers and sisters: Bill (Gladys) Pawelko of McHenry, IL; Pete (Alyce) Pawelko of Florissant, MO; Helen Kowalczyk of Freeport, IL; Mary Skinner of Chicago; and Ann Davis of Geneva, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, John, and his sister, Sophie Grabowski.

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