Albert C. Bikowski, 89, Rudolph, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at Bethel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Arpin.
Services were Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home, Wisconsin Rapids. Burial with military honors was at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation was Monday, Oct. 23, and Tuesday prior to services at the funeral home.
Mr. Bikowski was born Jan. 26, 1928, in the town of Carson to Jacob L. and Josephine M. (Przybylski) Bikowski.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1950-1952 and then in the Army Reserves from 1952-1956. He received the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star and the United Nations Service Medal.
He was married to Loretta D. Lang April 7, 1956, at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, Rudolph.
He was employed by Consolidated Papers Inc. as a foreman in the wood room for many years and retired as a motor oiler. He retired from Consolidated after 43 years of service.
He loved spending time with family, especially at holidays. He enjoyed being a hobby farmer, owning and operating his own sawmill and cutting pulpwood in the winter. He built all his own buildings on his farm in Rudolph, and he could fix anything. He loved polka music and time out in the woods hunting deer.
He was a lifelong member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Stevens Point (Mill Creek) and a 60-year member of American Legion Post 6, Stevens Point.
Survivors include his wife, Loretta; children, Raymond (Jean) Bikowski, Joan Bikowski and Dale Bikowski, all of Wisconsin Rapids, Daniel Bikowski, Zurich, Switzerland, Julie Weigel, Stevens Point, Janet (Todd) Korslin, Rudolph, and Jean (Sean) Woods, Marietta, Georgia; four grandchildren, Nathan Bikowski (Gail Robinson), Corinne Korslin, William Woods and Jordan Woods; three great-grandchildren, Trevor, Kaydance and Jace; one sister, Jeanette Olszewski, Menasha; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his son, William Bikowski; grandson, Jason Bikowski; brothers, Felix “Phil” Bekowski, Henry Bikowski and Leonard Bikowski; and sisters, Agnes Slowinski, Jean Dzialo, Dorothy Daczyk, Florence Kosloski, Bernadine Osesek and Eleanore “Blondie” Stinski.
The family would like to thank the staffs at Waterford Assisted Living, Aspirus Riverview Hospital, Dr. Joe Garde, and Bethel Nursing and Rehabilitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the South Wood County Emerging Pantry Shelf.