Anton "Tony" Joseph Burclaw, 94, passed away at him home in Rosholt, February 12, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.
A Mass of Christian burial will take place Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. Adalbert Catholic Church Rosholt. Rev. Greg Michaud will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church. Friends and family may visit on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at Shuda Funeral Home, Stevens Point location from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A prayer service and general rosary will be prayed at 7:30 PM Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Anton was born January 11, 1918 in Portage County the son of the late Joseph and Valerya (Landowski) Burclaw. He entered the United States Army on December 5, 1942 and was honorably discharged on January 14, 1946 as a TEC 5 in the 14th armored division of HQ Battery 313th Field Artillery Battalion. He was decorated with the Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon along with two bronze battle stars, two overseas bars, one service stripe, Good Conduct Medal and a Purple Heart.
After he was honorably discharged, Tony married Zepherine "Sadie" (Stankowski) at St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Rosholt on July 5, 1947. They resided in Wausau until 1951 before moving to the town of Alban where they owned and operated a dairy farm. It was at this time Tony began his career in construction. They then moved to their present address in the village of Rosholt in 1970. Tony and Sadie purchased the Rosholt Bakery in 1971 while Tony continued his work in construction. They sold their business in 1980 to their son Bob who operated it until 1985. Tony retired in 1984.
Tony had many hobbies which included fishing, old-time polka music, gardening, playing cards, reading, puzzles and the stock markets. He was past president of Nelson-Kaminski Post 509 as well as finance officer from 1975-2009. He was also a member of the Polish Legion American Veterans of Polonia, WI and the St. Adalbert Mens Rosary Society. He enjoyed a good ride in the country. Tony had an inquisitive mind and always needed to know what was on the other side of the hill.
He is survived by his sons Chet (Sandy) ; Duane (Alice) and Brian of Rosholt. Bob (Sherry) West Des Moines , IA. Daughters: Mary Cline (Jerry Renard) of Green Bay; Sue Zajackowski of Plover, Mark Zajackowski of Milladore; Lori (Arlyn) Ostrowski of Bevent; Lynn (Mike) Pankratz of Little Suamico. His sisters Sylvia (Ksioszk), Lydia (Hank) Laska: Wanda Goedde and Teckla (Dave) Cline and his brother Emil (Lorraine) Burclaw. As well as 25 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Sadie, and their sons Randy and Jeff, his sister Clara, and his brothers John and Leonard.
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