James M. Klish
James M. Klish, 82, Stevens Point, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at the Portage County Health Care Center while under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at St. Peter Catholic Church, with the Rev. Arul Joseph Visuvasam officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be in the St. Faustina Room of the church from 9 a.m. Tuesday until the Mass, with a parish rosary prayed at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
A memorial in his name will be established at a later date.
The Pisarski Funeral Home of Stevens Point assisted with
arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Klish was born Dec. 14, 1934, in Stevens Point, a son of
the late Joseph and Anna (Felczkowski) Klish. He attended St. Peter Grade School
and graduated from Holy Cross Seminary.
He entered the U.S. Marine Corps Feb. 6, 1956, in Milwaukee.
He served as a sergeant with the 3rd Battalion 1st Marine Division, based out
of Camp Pendleton, Calif. He was honorably discharged Feb. 5, 1959, and then
served three additional years in the Marine Corps Reserves.
He worked for Point Sporting Goods for more than 33 years
until his retirement in 1994.
He sang for weddings and was a cantor and choir member of
St. Peters Parish for many years. He was a member of the Secular Order of St.
Francis, Catholic Order of Foresters, Polish Congress and the Knights of
Columbus Monsignor McGinley Council 1170.
Survivors include his special friend, cousin and caretaker,
Michael Konkol, Stevens Point; one nephew, Patrick (Nancie) Dallas, California;
and two nieces, Nancy (Ken) Hunt, Nebraska, and Janet Buggy, Arizona.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Eugene; and
his brother and sister-in-law, George and Norma Dallas.