Bernard C. Simcakoski, 98
Bernard C. Simcakoski, age 98 of Plover, died Monday August 4, 2014, at Whispering Pines Assisted Living in Plover. He was under the care of Heartland Hospice. It was one week before his 99th birthday.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday August 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover with Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Bernard was born on August 11, 1915, in Biron to the late Frank and Regina (Petta) Simcakoski.
He entered the service on June 23, 1945, Bernard served in the Navy and was honorably discharged on October 31, 1945 in Great Lakes Illinois.
His marriage to Esther Hojnacki took place on April 26, 1939, at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover. His wife Esther died on April 27, 2002.
He was a member of the St. Bronislava Holy Name Society for many years. He enjoyed bowling in the Plover Senior League, playing cards, puzzles, gardening and bird watching/feeding.
In the 1930’s he worked in the Stevens Point area for the Empire Café on Main Street and later for P.C. Monday Coffee Company. In 1941 he and his family moved to Milwaukee where he worked for Allis Chalmers and then Harnischfeger Corporation before being called to service shortly before the end of WWII. After his discharge in 1945 the family moved to Plover. He was self-employed for many years and sold potatoes to businesses and families around the state. He also worked for the Town of Plover for 46 years until his retirement in 1997.
Survivors include his daughters, Carol Feltz of Stevens Point, Mary Ann (Ken) Charnecke of Shantytown, Pat (Norbert) Tepp of Stevens Point and Marlene Duda (Dave Wanta) of Plover. Sons, Donald (Carole) Simcakoski of Milwaukee, Norbert (Josie) Simcakoski of Stevens Point and Marvin (Linda) Simcakoski of Stevens Point. Also survived by 26 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, one brother, Phillip (Pat) Simcakoski of Wisconsin Rapids, one sister, Loretta Fisher of Stevens Point.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Curt; one brother, Edmund Sims and three sisters, Maymie Zielinski, Eleanor Lasinski and Grace Shemanski.
The family would like to thank the staff of Whispering Pines and Heartland Hospice for the loving care they provided for our father. In lieu of flowers memorials in Bernard’s name will be established at a later date. For online condolences please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com Pisarski Community Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Plover is honored to assist the family.