Laura A. Pehoski
Laura A. Pehoski, 91, Stevens Point, died at Aspirus Hospice
House in Wausau Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday,
Jan. 23, at Immaculate Conception Church in Custer, with the Rev. Daniel Hackel
presiding. Burial will be in St. Martin’s Cemetery in Ellis.
Visitation will be at Boston Funeral Home from 3 to 7 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 22, with a rosary led by the Immaculate Conception Altar Society
at 5 p.m., and at the church from 9 a.m. Saturday until the Mass.
The family suggests that Catholic Masses be offered for her
and/or contributions made to Immaculate Conception Church of Custer in her
Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneral.net.
Mrs. Pehoski was born in 1924 in Stevens Point, a daughter
of the late Michael and Helen (Kizewski) Dziekan. She attended St. Stanislaus
Elementary School. She entered P.J. Jacobs High School in 1938, the first year
it was open.
After graduation in 1942, she worked at the Hein Insurance
Agency for six years as a secretary/bookkeeper.
She was married to Robert E. Pehoski Aug. 27, 1949, at St.
Stanislaus Church in Stevens Point. He died in 1981.
The couple moved to Milwaukee where she worked at the
Milwaukee Credit Bureau.
They moved back to Stevens Point in 1953, where she resided
until earlier this year.
She was an active member of the St. Mary’s Sodality at St.
Stanislaus Church prior to her marriage.
She was a longtime member of the Immaculate Conception Altar
Society, Rose 3, as well as the National Catholic Society of Foresters, Court
879. She was also involved in the Charismatic Renewal and participated in
prayer meetings, going on retreats, praying the rosary and going to daily Mass.
She was the matriarch of Clos-Enuf Construction Co. LLC team
for the annual UWSP Trivia Contest and hosted the event for several years,
later visiting the team headquarters annually.
Survivors include four sons, John, Waukesha, Charles (Teri
Ann Howard), Cleburne, Texas, Christopher (Mary Ann Mangen), Amherst, and Peter
(Michelle Somers), Berlin; three daughters, Jeanne, Milwaukee, Bernadette
(George) Kreager, Wausau, and Margaret (Cortney) Schmidt, Ellsworth, Mich.; one
sister, Verona (John) Bobrowitz, Brookfield; 18 grandchildren; and two
She was also preceded in death by one infant son; four
sisters, Therese Dziekan, Irene (Wilfred) Stanke, Grace Maddente and Mary
(Karl) Braus; and two grandsons.