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Harry E. Pokorny


Harry E. Pokorny, 82, of 3708 Combs Creek Lane Stevens Point, died Wednesday October 26, 2011 at Ministry St. Michael's Hospital. Harry was born on June 29, 1929 in Milwaukee. He was the son of the late Harry G. & Martha (Fischer) Pokorny.

He graduated from St. Michael's Catholic Elementary School, Marquette University High School and graduated from college at Marquette University all in Milwaukee.

His marriage to Susan Muench took place on August 18, 1951 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Milwaukee. After the marriage the couple settled in Milwaukee where Harry worked for the Milwaukee Area Technical College, retiring in 1986 as an Associate Dean.

A few years after Harry's retirement the couple moved to Central Wisconsin to be closer to family. Harry and Susan volunteered for various functions at the Lincoln Center. He also volunteered for the National Arthritis Foundation.

Since his retirement he was a member of the C.W.A.G. (Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Group) and S.P.A.R.T.A. (Stevens Point Area Retired Teachers Association)

He enjoyed bird watching, traveling, fishing and watching the Green Bay Packers.

Survivors included his wife, Susan Pokorny of Stevens Point. Sons, James T. (Kathy) Pokorny of Wakefield Massachusetts, Richard E. Pokorny special friend (Kathy Dieck) of Marshfield, Jerome M. (Donna) Pokorny of Plover and John S. (Jean) Pokorny of Stevens Point.

Seven Grandchildren, Shannon, Jackie, Jessica, Robert, Adam, Jacob and Joseph. Two Great-Grandsons, Aiden & Caleb. Also survived by one sister Mary Carol Pokorny of Milwaukee.

He was preceded in death by one son Harry and infant twin siblings.

Funeral Mass: 9:30am Saturday October 29, 2011 at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Rev Jerzy Rebacz officiating. Burial will follow in the Guardian Angel Cemetery. Visitation on Saturday from 8:00am until time of service at the church. Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home Stevens Point is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials in his name to the Lincoln Center. For online condolences please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com

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