Joseph F. Muzynoski, 101, town of Easton, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
He was born on January 11, 1922 in Neillsville, son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Piekarski) Muzynoski. His parents moved the family to a farm in the town of Easton around 1940.
Joe eventually took over the family farm and married Lucille Mijal on May 30, 1952 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wausau. She preceded him in death on June 23, 2021. Together, Joe and Lucille ran the family farm until 1967 when Joe became an Area Manager and Sales Representative for Rochester, and later Midwest silo companies.
Joe was a lifelong hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman. He retired around 1981 and built a new home on the family farm land. Joe was lucky to be healthy and active his entire life. During retirement, he enjoyed making wood, working on odd jobs, driving up north to go fishing, and was able to enjoy all of his interests well into his mid 90’s. Joe lived at home until he died after a short illness on April 29, 2023 at the age of 101.
Joe will fondly be remembered by seeing the simple things in life, and having a great sense of humor. He was a deeply religious, caring man, who cherished his family, and is now at peace, and reunited with the love of his life, Lucille.
Survivors include his children, Virginia “Ginger” (Roger) Fenlon, Salida Colo.,
Joseph M. (Laurie) Muzynoski, Weston, Max (Susan) Muzynoski, Ringle, Julie (Ron) Thorne, Aliso Viejo, Calif., 10 Grandchildren, Nicholas, Sarah, Michael, Joseph Dehnke;
Matthew (Kristin) Muzynoski, Lucas (Danielle) Muzynoski, Amy (Xouchee) Moua;
Bryan, Christie, Michael Thorne; Three great grandchildren, Corrine Dehnke, Whitney Moua, Greta Muzynoski; one sister, Anna Rheinschmidt, Mosinee, a sister-in-law, Joyce (Riel) Muzynoski, Abbotsford and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Susan Dehnke, and his siblings, Martin, John, and Frank Muzynoski and his sister Mary Trantow.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 5, 2023 at St Florian Catholic Church, Hatley. The Rev Greg Bohren will preside. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services all at the church. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com