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JoAnn M. (Mirek) Bychinski

April 1, 1936 ~ May 25, 2022 (age 86)


JoAnn M. Bychinski, 86, found her peace with the Lord on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at Mount View Care Center, Wausau.

She was born April 1, 1936 in Wausau, daughter of the late Stanley and Irene (Wendorf) Mirek.  On October 20, 1956 she married James “Jim” Bychinski, the love of her life and devoted husband for 65 years, at St. Therese Catholic Church, Rothschild.

Throughout her lifetime, in addition to being a homemaker and great cook, JoAnn worked at various jobs, the latest at  Aspirus Family Physicians Clinic, from which she retired.  She was a member of the Little Flower Council at St. Therese Catholic Church. She enjoyed family gatherings, camping (especially campfires), playing cards, bowling, needlework, ceramics, cross-country bus trips, winning at casinos, and watching sports, especially the Packers, Badgers, and Brewers.  She was a proud member of the D. C. Everest Class of ’54; its very first graduating class.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Bychinski; sons, Scott (Julie) Bychinski, Wausau and Dale (Renee’) Bychinski, Woodbury, Minn.; daughter, Coleen (Michael) Hamann, Merrill;  sister, Pamela Mirek; brother, Daniel Mirek; brother-in-law, Jan Pozorski.  She was blessed with, and loved, 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Stanley and Irene (Wendorf) Mirek, stepfather Bill Blank, father and mother-in-law Frank Bychinski and Jeanette (Thomas) Bychinski, her infant brother Jerry Mirek,  sister Sally (Mirek) Pozorski, and sister-in-laws Mary Lou (Cole) Mirek and Janice (Bychinski) Kramer.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday June 6, 2022 at St. Therese Catholic Church, Rothschild.  Rev. Joseph Albert will preside.  Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau and again on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church.

The family would especially like to thank  the fantastic Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Care Givers, and Staff of Mount View Care Center, Aspirus Hospital, and Aspirus Kidney Center, for the loving and tremendous care they provided when she needed them most.

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to Mount View Care Center, Wausau, WI.

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June 5, 2022

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
1302 Sixth Street
Wausau, WI 54403

Funeral Mass
June 6, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Therese Catholic Church (Rothschild)

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