Obit: Pow, Joseph Stanley (1922 - 2013)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Pow, Siegienski, Powszukiewicz, Powers, Wilczek, Meuret

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 6/19/2013

Pow, Joseph Stanley (18 March 1922 - 14 June 2013) With Flag

Joseph S. Pow, age 91, of Thorp, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield on Friday, June 14, 2013. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 17, 2013, at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Thorp. Rev. Don Meuret officiated and burial followed in Old St. Hedwig’s Catholic Cemetery. The Thorp American Legion served as pallbearers. Visitation was held at the church, on Monday, from 9:30 a.m. until time of the service.

Joseph Stanley Powszukiewicz was born on March 18, 1922, on the family farm south of Thorp, the son of Alex and Stella (Siegienski) Powszukiewicz. He was raised on the family farm and received his education in Thorp area schools, graduating from Thorp High School in 1940. Joe served in the U. S. Navy during WWII, from January 18, 1944, until his honorable discharge on May 13, 1946. He returned to Thorp and operated the family farm for many years until his health forced him to retire. He volunteered his services at the Thorp American Legion and Thorp Senior Center, and when he was no longer able to work, would go there to socialize and enjoyed playing cards with his buddies.

Joe had many interests, but especially enjoyed polka music, crossword puzzles, was an avid sports fan of the Brewers and Packers, and enjoyed bowling. He will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor as well as placing other people’s needs above his own.

He is survived by one sister, Francine “Mary” Powers of Chippewa Falls; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: Walter, Frank, Adam and John; one sister, Rose Wilczek; and two nephews: Jerome and Patrick Wilczek.

Online condolences may be expressed at  Thorp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.



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