Alfred B. “Oppie” Laszinski
Alfred B. “Oppie” Laszinski, 89, Stevens Point, died
Thursday, March 2, 2017, at his home while under the care of Southern Care
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 14,
at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, with the Rev. Arul Joseph Visuvasam
officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Guardian Angel
Visitation will in the St. Faustina Room of the church from 9
a.m. Tuesday until the Mass.
A memorial will be established in his name at a later date.
Pisarski Funeral Homes assisted with arrangements. Condolences
may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Laszinski was born Feb. 25, 1928, in Marathon County, a
son of the late Bernard and Clara (Bembenek) Laszinski. He attended St. Peter
Grade School, P.J. Jacobs High School and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens
He entered the U.S. Navy June 27, 1945, in Milwaukee,
serving during World War II as a yeoman 3rd class. He received the World War II
Victory Medal and was honorably discharged Aug. 28, 1946, in St. Louis, Mo.
He was married to Esther Stanchik Oct. 27, 1951, at St. Mary
Catholic Church in Torun.
He worked as a lineman for the telephone company for more
than 40 years before retiring.
He was active civically, serving as an alderman, a Police
and Fire Commissioner and past commander of American Legion Post 6. He had also
been active in coaching youth sports and youth baseball and as tournament
director for St. Peter eighth grade basketball tourney. In the 1960s and ’70s, he
also umpired countless softball games for the Recreation Department.
In later years, he and his wife split their time between
Stevens Point and Tucson, Ariz.
Survivors include his wife, Esther, Stevens Point; three children,
Nancy Laszinski, Centralia, Wash., and Bryan Laszinski and Mike (Kate)
Laszinski, both of Stevens Point; one brother, Clarence “Paul” (Marge), Stevens
Point; one sister, Bernadine Johnson, Milwaukee; four grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Edward.