Gregory J. Mrozinski
Gregory Joseph “Greg” Mrozinski, 90, Wisconsin Rapids, a Stevens Point native and brother of a Stevens Point woman, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, at Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids, with the Rev. Jim Altman officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery in King.
Visitation will be at the Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, and at the church from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the services.
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Mr. Mrozinski was born Dec. 20, 1924, in Stevens Point, a
son of the late Alois “Lloyd” and Jean (Kostuch) Mrozinski. He graduated from P.J.
Jacobs High School in 1942.
He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Tekesta during World
War II from Oct. 30, 1942, until his honorable discharge on Feb. 25, 1946.
During his service, he was involved in the Marshall Islands operations,
invasion of the Philippines operations and was under constant attack by
Japanese fighter planes. While serving he received the World War II Victory
Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Campaign Medal and the
Philippine Liberation Medal.
The ship, the USS Tekesta, was a Navajo-class fleet tug
built during World War II for the Navy. Shortly after being built, it was
crewed by Navy personnel and sent into the Pacific Ocean to provide tug service
to damaged ships in battle areas. For successfully performing this work, he was
awarded four battle stars by the war’s end.
Mr. Mrozinski was married to Mary Ann Ashbeck Aug. 16, 1954,
at St. Kilian Catholic Church in Blenker. They celebrated 61 years of marriage.
He worked for the Green Bay & Western Railroad his
entire career, retiring in 1987, as a clerk.
After retirement he and his wife spent time with their
family at their cottage in Harshaw.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 6 of Stevens
Point and the Knights of Columbus of Stevens Point. He was also a part of the
“Never Forgotten Honor Flight on April 27, 2015.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann; one son, Randy (Robin)
Mrozinski, Wisconsin Rapids; one daughter, Rene (Bruce) Liebenstein; town of
Rome, Wood County; one sister, Mary Ann (Calvin) Fritschler, Stevens Point; two
grandsons; and one great-grandson.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Raymond,
Gary, George and Jimmy; and two sisters, Leone Marshall and Janie Helminiak.