Jerome "Jerry" F. Besiada, of Stevens Point, died Tuesday evening, December 7, 2010 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital following at 2 ½ year courageous battle with cancer. Age 68 Jerry was born July 3, 1942 in Stevens Point. He was the son of the late Frank and Frances (Brefczynski) Besiada. He attended local schools and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High school in 1960.
His marriage to the former Sandy Lasky took place on January 11, 1964 at St. Peters Catholic Church. After their marriage the couple settled in Stevens Point. His wife Sandy survives.
Jerry worked for Consolidated Papers-Stevens Point Division for over 34 years retiring as a supervisor in 2000. He also worked as the Town of Hull Inspector and the City News Stand in his younger years.
He was an avid Badger and Packer fan. His most precious time was spent with his family and he adored his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by his family.
Survivors include his wife Sandy, one son Dean Besiada of Stevens Point and one daughter Jennifer (Clayton) Tyler of Los Angeles CA. Three grandchildren Averee, Dashiell and Holton. Three brothers Norbert (Linda) Besiada of Stevens Point, Richard Besiada of Mosinee and Jim Besiada of Appleton. Two sisters Barbara (Joe) Schultz of Stevens Point and Mary Dunahee of Florida.
Jerry was preceded in death by one brother Irvin.
The family wants to thank Aspirus Cancer Center, especially Dr. Ahuja, Dr. Barton and Dr. Sweet for their special care, also the loving nurses, aides and staff
that helped take care of our husband, father and grandfather.
Funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM Friday, December 10, 2010 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Rev. George Thayikuzhithottu officiating. Burial will be in the Guardian Angel Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 9:30 AM Friday at St. Stanislaus Church until the time for mass. The Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.pisarskifuneralhome.com