Andrew B. "George" Kielpinski, age 87, of Stevens Point, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Ministry St. Michael's Hospital.
He was born on Nov. 1, 1923, in Polonia, to the late Andrew and Mary (Isadore) Kielpinski, and attended Sacred Heart School in Polonia. On Feb. 22, 1944, he was married to Lucille Kedrowski at St. Peter Catholic Church. Andrew was a loving husband and father to his six children.
Andrew served in the Wisconsin Civilian Conservation Corps and later worked as a carman for the Soo Line Railroad for 37 years, retiring in 1983.
After his retirement, he enjoyed helping out at St. Peter Catholic Church, going out to cut firewood, playing cards and fishing. He was a Packers fan and his greatest joys were his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Andrew is survived by the love of his life, Lucille of Stevens Point; four daughters, Marlene (Tony) Pliska of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, Bonnie (Richie) Weiland of Stevens Point, Pat (Bill) Drifka of Whiting, and Linda (Michael) Peters of Round Rock, Texas; two sons, Tom (Chong) Kielpinski of Middleton, and Jeff (Grace) Kielpinski of Foxboro, Massachusetts; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ann Zurawski of Stevens Point.
In addition to his parents, Andrew was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and one great-grandson.
The Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter Catholic Church, with the Rev. Robert Letona officiating. Burial will follow in Guardian Angel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home, 703 2nd Street, Stevens Point, and again on Saturday morning in the St. Faustina Room of the church from 9 a.m. until the time for Mass. The rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com. (715) 344-4595