Obit: Krauzlis, Joseph J. (1896 - 1977)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Krauzlis, Polny, Prewitt, Henseler

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 10/06/1977

Krauzlis, Joseph J. (25 June 1896 – 4 October 1977)

Funeral services re to be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. from St. Mary’s Catholic Church for Joseph J. Krauzlis, 81, of Rt. 2 Granton, who died Tuesday, October 4, in Neillsville following a brief illness. The Rev. Joseph Henseler will officiate, and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Georgas-Gesche Funeral Home today (Thursday) from 4 to 9 p.m. and Friday morning until time of services. The Rosary will be recited this (Thursday) evening at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Joseph Krauzlis, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Krauzlis, was born June 25, 1896, in Poland and was educated in schools there. He came to the United States at the age of 17 and settled in Bayonne, N.J., where he worked for the Tidewater Oil Company most of his lifetime. Upon retiring, he moved to Town Center, N.J., and lived there until 1969 when he came to Wisconsin to make his home with his daughter.

His marriage to the former Victoria Polny, who preceded him in death in 1956, took place January 18, 1916, at Bayonne, N.J. Mr. Krauzlis was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Surviving are three children, Victor Krauzlis of Pacific Grove, Ca., Mrs. Regina Prewitt of Granton and Richard Krauzlis of Elizabeth, N.J., and 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two sisters and one step-brother.



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