Deacon Jim Maciejewski
Deacon Jim Maciejewski, 75, formerly of Iola, died Saturday,
Jan. 28, 2017, at his home while under the care of Aspirus Hospice Services.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday,
Feb. 4, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Polonia, with the Most Reverend
William Patrick Callahan, bishop of the Diocese of La Crosse, officiating.
Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Shuda Funeral Chapel – Stevens
Point from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, and at the church from 10 a.m. Saturday
until the Mass.
Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Deacon Maciejewski was born May 15, 1941, in Milwaukee, a
son of the late Walter and Rose (Sikorski) Maciejewski. He graduated from Boys
Tech High School in 1959.
He entered the U.S. Air Force Oct. 16, 1959, in Milwaukee.
He served as an airplane mechanic and crew chief until his honorable discharge Oct.
15, 1963, from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, N.C.
He began working at Mohawk Airlines in New York, before
being hired at United Airlines. He retired as a captain from United after 25
years of service as a pilot.
In 1980, he formed a charity “Friends of the Needy” on
Mercer Island, Wash., which still helps people today.
In 1991, Deacon Jim started his own mechanic business on
Mercer Island, Wash.
He moved to Iola in 1994, and began his study in 2002 to
become a deacon for the Diocese of La Crosse. He was ordained a deacon Jan. 27,
2007, and in his 10 years of religious service, assisted in the parishes of
Sacred Heart, St. Adalbert, St. Mary at Torun and St. Mary Immaculate
Conception in Custer.
He was a writer and editor with Joe Jones Publishing.
Survivors include four children, Mark (Donna) Maciejewski,
Seattle, Wash., Teresa (Ryan) Schultz, Wausau, John (Rochelle) Maciejewski, New
Port Richey, Fla., and Mike Maciejewski, Mosinee; two brothers, Dan (Lois)
Maciejewski, Hubertus, and Dave (Mary) Maciejewski, Milwaukee; one sister,
Cathy (Dale) Forsea, Glendale; and seven grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Michael and