Avis M. Wysocki
Avis Marie Wysocki, 80, Custer, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at Sacred Heart Church in Polonia.
Visitation is scheduled at the Pisarski Funeral Home in Stevens Point from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, with a rosary led by the Sacred Heart Rosary Society at 7 p.m., and at the church from 9:30 a.m. Friday until the Mass.
She requested that memorial donations be made to the St.
Martin Church Maintenance Fund. Online donations can be made at the Community
Foundation of Central Wisconsin at cfcwi.org or sent to the family.
Condolences may be offered online at
Mrs. Wysocki was born May 2, 1935, in the town of Sharon, a
daughter of the late Martin John and Lucy Ellen (Simonis) Steffanus. She
graduated in 1953 from St. Joseph’s Academy in Stevens Point.
She attended nursing school at Mercy Hospital in Oshkosh and
received a registered nurse degree in 1956. She worked as a surgical nurse at
St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point.
She was married to Louis E. Wysocki, her childhood
sweetheart, July 27, 1957, at St. Martin Church in Ellis. The Steffanus and
Wysocki families were among the founding members of St.
Martin Parish in 1876.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Polonia. She was
active in the Rosary Society and worked the bingo tent at the church picnic.
She helped develop and establish the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine
program for the public schoolchildren.
She was a founding member and instrumental in the formation
of the National Potato Council Auxiliary Scholarship program, Wisconsin Potato
and Vegetable Growers Auxiliary and Women’s Fund of Stevens Point. She also was
active with United Way of Portage County, Mercy Hospital School of Nursing
Foundation, American Cancer Society and Catholic Daughters of America.
Survivors include her husband, Louis; five children, Jacquie
(Kirk) Wille, Custer, Gary (Elizabeth) Wysocki, Bancroft, Jim (Sharon) Wysocki,
Custer, Terri (Jeff) Soderberg, Mosinee, and Russell (Diane) Wysocki, Custer;
one sister, Betty (John) Speth; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and
Wilfred Steffanus; and three sisters, Jeanne Rogers, Melanie Hielsberg and Rose