Donald G. Hamerski
Donald George Hamerski, 77, Plover, a potato grower with a large operation in the Plover area, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover, with the Rev. Edward Shuttleworth and the Rev. James Trempe officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be at the church from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, with a parish rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday, and again from 9 a.m. Monday until the Mass.
A memorial will be established in his name later.
Pisarski Community Funeral Home in Plover assisted with
arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Hamerski was born Jan. 6, 1939, in Polonia, a son of the
late Joseph Dennis Hamerski and Johanna Francis (Kaminski) Hamerski.
He served in the U.S. Army National Guard and was called up
for active duty in 1958 and 1961. He was released from active duty and returned
to Wisconsin to serve out his remaining service obligation.
He was married to Mary Piorkowski Nov. 30, 1968, at St.
Bronislava Catholic Church Plover.
He was the owner of Hamerski Farms. He received the Century
Farm Award from The Rural Life Committee of the Diocese of La Crosse in
September 2013 for Hamerski Farms being in business for 100 years.
He was a member of St. Bronislava Parish, serving as a
Eucharistic Minister and a member of the committee to build the new church.
He served as a Portage County Drainage Commissioner for 27
years, served on the Portage County Planning and Zoning Committee and was a
board member for Mount Morris Insurance Company, a member of the Wisconsin Potato
and Vegetable Growers Association, a member of the Elks Lodge and a previous
Lions Club member.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Joseph
Hamerski Jr.; and two sisters, Marlene Hamerski and Rita Bannach.