William F. Jurgella
William F. Jurgella, 82, Stevens Point, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at St. Stanislaus Church of Holy Spirit Parish in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Thomas Lindner officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s of Torun Cemetery, with full military rites.
Visitation will be at the Shuda Funeral Chapel in Stevens Point from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, with a general rosary prayed at 6 p.m. and at the church from 9:30 a.m. Monday until the services.
Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mr. Jurgella was born Aug. 20, 1933, in Stevens Point, a son
of the late Joseph and Mary (Pestka) Jurgella. He graduated from P.J. Jacobs High
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in Milwaukee June 23, 1954. He
served in Germany and received the National Defense Service Medal and the Army
of Occupation Medal. He was honorably discharged at Fort Sheridan, Ill., June
He lived in Milwaukee a short time before returning to
Stevens Point. He owned Jurgella’s Bar from 1960-61. He then became a route
salesman for Frito Lay. He later worked at Basic American Foods until
He was married to Florence Waldoch Stroik Sept. 15, 1962, at
St. Stanislaus Church. She died April 28, 2007.
He lived at the Wisconsin Veterans
Home in King since July 2014.
He was an avid bowler, biker and walker.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Izaak
Survivors include three children, Dan (Darci) Jurgella,
Plover, Judi (Brian) Burkhardt, Lewisville, N.C., and Kathy (Ron) Hintz,
Polonia; one brother, Richard (Marilyn) Jurgella, Plover; two sisters, Mary Ann
(Reginald) Lepak and Darlene Jurgella, both of Stevens Point; four grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and
Raymond; and one sister, Dorothy Patoka.