Jack Sliwicki, 84, Aniwa, died Saturday July 20, 2019 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Jack was born February 25, 1935, in Shawano County, son of the late Michael and Anna (Goretski) Sliwicki. On February 23, 1963, he married Beverly Kraemer in Wausau. She preceded him in death.
After graduating from Birnamwood High School in 1954, Jack served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1959 working in electronic maintenance. He was a member of the Schofield Veterans of Foreign Wars, The Man of Honor Society and Am Vets, for whom he served as Commander for 3 years. Jack was proud to have participated in the Honor Flight to Washington DC
Prior to his retirement, Jack had been employed as a truck driver for 20 years with Kraft Foods then with Foreway Express for 18 years as well as several other area businesses. After retirement, Jack did maintenance work at Cardiovascular Associates.
Through the years, Jack remained very active in several civic and government organizations. Among the many he was associated with were the Easton-Hewitt-Wausau Lions Club, the Easton Town Board, The Wisconsin Valley Fair Board, the Town of Easton Volunteer Fire Department, the Elks Lodge No. 248, Knights of Columbus, D.C. Everest Ag Advisory Board and FFA Alumni Board, Moose Lodge and the Wausau Noon Optimist Club. Jack also served as a 4-H Leader and on the PTA and enjoyed many years as a member of the Central Wisconsin Polka Club.
He was a life member of St. Florian Catholic Church, Hatley and served on the Building Committee and as an usher. He traveled widely, visiting Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria and France as well as many places in the USA. Among his favorite pastimes, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, polkas and country music. He also enjoyed bowling, card club, watching high school sports and the Packers, and he was known to have an exceptional green thumb. However, spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren and great grandson, was most special to Jack.
Survivors include his children, Barbara (Russell) Lambrecht, Ringle, Susan (John) Christensen, Ringle and Anthony (Rainie) Sliwicki, Wausau, grandchildren, Jacklyn, Kaylee & Hanna Lambrecht and Jack and Karley Sliwicki; one great grandson, Sawyer Lambrecht, a daughter-in-law, Jenny (Corey) Pagel, Ringle, a special friend, Jan Pflieger, Wausau, his siblings, Ben (Ceil) Sliwicki, Wausau, Dolores (Richard) Ringwelski, Wausau, Floyd (Judy) Sliwicki, Kronenwetter, Beverly (Tom) Goetsch, Wausau; sister-in-law, Carol Sliwicki, Wausau.
Besides his parents and wife, Beverly, he was preceded in death by a son, Russell Sliwicki, a brother, Clarence Sliwicki and a nephew, Douglas Wasmundt.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Thursday July 25, 2019 at St. Florian Catholic Church, Hatley. Rev. Greg Bohren will preside. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery, where full military honors will be conducted. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. Florian Church. Visitation will continue on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com