Joseph F. Pech
Joseph F. Pech, 90, Plover, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016,
at his home. He was under the care Heartland Hospice of Stevens Point.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday,
Jan. 25, at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover, with Monsignor Jeffrey
Burrill officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in the parish
Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. Monday until the
Memorials in his name will be established at a later date.
Pisarski Community Funeral Home of Plover assisted with
arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Pech was born Jan. 8, 1926, in Wisconsin Rapids, a son
of the late Joseph W. Pech and Agnes (Fredrickson) Pech. He graduated from
Unity High School.
He entered the U.S. Navy Jan. 29, 1944, in Loyal. He was a World
War II veteran, serving as an aviation radioman. He received the Victory Medal,
American Area Campaign Medal and the Asiatic- Pacific Area Campaign Medal. He
was honorably discharged June 17, 1946, in Great Lakes, Ill.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was married to LaVera Stieber Aug. 26, 1947, at St. Mary
Catholic Church in Colby, 68 years ago.
They operated a dairy farm for five years, after which he
attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating in 1956 with a degree
in electrical engineering.
He was a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He
was a professional engineer. He spent most of his working career as an engineer
for Warner Electric Brake and Clutch Company in Beloit.
Throughout the years, he volunteered with the Boy Scouts,
church, Junior Achievement, Senior Chore Service, Beloit Hospital, Habitat for
Humanity and Meals on Wheels.
He was a long-time member of Our Lady of the Assumption
Catholic Parish in Beloit.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Gerald (Mary Jane
Daley) Pech, Baltimore, Md., David (June) Pech, Gainesville, Ga., and Ronald
(Tina) Pech, Fond du Lac; one daughter, Susan (Karl) Malnory, Stevens Point; one
sister, Marion Staves; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Fuller
and Eleanor Pintavalle.