Ernest P. Kuffel, 88, of Stevens Point, died Monday, July 25, 2011, at Ministry St. Michael's Hospital.
He was born on May 26, 1923, in the town of Sharon, to the late Nick and Lucy (Wroblewski) Kuffel.
Ernest farmed with his brother, Andrew, and later worked as a carpenter in home construction before retiring.
He enjoyed horses, fishing and helping his nieces and nephews as if they were his kids. He was also a member of the Sacred Heart Holy Name Society.
Survivors include his brother, Felix of Stevens Point; many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews and great-grand-nieces and nephews; and special niece, Terri (John) Kuffel.
In addition to his parents, Ernest was preceded in death by his brother, Andrew; sisters, Dorothy, Anna, Regina "Jean," Esther and Lorraine; nephews Kenny, Jerry, Eugene and Dick.
The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Polonia with the Rev. Greg Michaud officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home in Stevens Point, and again at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time for Mass. The Sacred Heart Holy Name Society will combine with the parish rosary to be prayed at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com. (715) 344-4595.