Obit: Staron, Sylvester (1922 - 1944)
Surnames: Staron, Dums, Bania, Nyckel
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 12/02/1948
Staron, Sylvester (15 OCT 1922 - 30 OCT 1944)
Reburial services for Pfc. Sylvester A. Staron were held Friday morning at ten o’clock in St. Mary’s Czestochowa Church at the Junction (Clark Co., Wis.), Rev. Jerome Kamla officiating.
Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the American Legion Victory Post, and by Veterans of Foreign War, Richard Brown Post, both of Stanley.
The casketed remains of Pfc. Sylvester A. Staron arrived Tuesday morning of last week and lay in state at the Stanley Funeral Home until the time of the funeral.
Pfc. Staron was killed in action in Italy on Oct. 30, 1944. He entered service in February 1943. From Fort Sheridan he was sent to Fort Know, Ky. And was transferred to Fort Campbell, Ky. He was sent overseas, landing in North Africa in November. Three months later he was sent to the Anzio Beach head. He fought with the Fifth Army, serving in the 11th Armed Infantry Division.
(Follow on in 12/16/1948 Thorp Courier)
Reburial services were held at St. Mary’s Czestochowa, November 26th, 1948 at 10 o’clock. A Solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated by the pastor Rev. Jerome Kamla, Rev. Stanley Andzejewski of Lacrosse, as Deacon, and Rev. Ernest Kaim of Thorp as Sub-Deacon. Fred and Edward Staron, in their Army and Navy uniforms, acted as mass servers.
Burial was held at the parish cemetery with full military rites conducted by members of the American Legion Victory Post and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Acting as pallbearers were Eugene Johnson, Joseph Rygiel, Henry Nelson, Wilfred Haas, Ebner Grogen and Frank Ciolkosz.
Pfc. Sylvester entered service in February 1943 at Fort Sheridan, and after eight months of training in the States was sent overseas to North Africa. Three months later he was sent into action at Anzio Beach head in Italy. He fought with the Fifth Army, serving in the 11th Armed Infantry, when he was killed in action on Oct. 30, 1944.
Pfc. Sylvester Staron was born in the Town of Thorp, where he grew up and attended school. He served one year as a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps at Perkinstown. Later went to Chicago and attended a machinist school and was employed there.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Staron; five sisters, Anne (Mrs. Walter Bania) of Thorp; Frances, Adelaide (Mrs. Walter Dums), Eugenia (Mrs. Henry Nyckel) and Laurencia, of Chicago, and five brothers, John, Fred and Edward of Chicago, and Adam and Larry at home.
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