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Neufrey P. Kedrowski

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Neufrey P. Kedrowski, 88 of Stevens Point, was born to eternal life on ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­February 26, 2012, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, WI, surrounded by his family.

Neufrey was born June 7, 1923 in Fancher, WI. He was the son of the late Peter and Laura (Trzebiatowski) Kedrowski.  He was married to Jeanette A. Dombrowski on June 18, 1949 at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. His wife, Jeanette, preceded him in death on September 22, 1988.

Before entering the service, he worked on his parent's farm and neighboring farms and in the cranberry marshes near Wisconsin Rapids. He was a logger, worked for the Soo Line on track repairs, and broke wild horses for farm use.

He entered into service during WW II on Dec. 28, 1944, for the US Army CPL 318th Engineer Corp. He was honorably discharged Nov. 1, 1946 at Fort Sheridan, IL. He received Army of Occupation Ribbon for his service in Japan, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal & two overseas service bars.

After the service, he worked at Preway, Inc. in Wisconsin Rapids in the warehouse, mailroom, shipping, metal prep, welding, LED coating and assembly. He was awarded a Special Gold Veteran's Badge as an honor conferred by the Grand Lodge of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers for his years of service. He retired on October 8, 1986.

Neufrey enjoyed his garden and sharing the bounty with family and friends. He also enjoyed fishing, playing cards, bowling, and watching his favorite sports. He was a self-taught mechanic and handyman. He enjoyed church picnics and old time Polka music and dancing. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He shared and lived by his philosophy in life "Think Tough."

He achieved Honorary Life membership with the Stevens Point Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include five daughters: Kathleen (John) Leum of Montgomery, IL, Lucille (Thomas) Smith of Plover, Susan (L.H.) Couch of Atlanta, GA, Debra Kedrowski of Stevens Point & Jennifer (Dave) Thompson of Stevens Point; one son: Norman (Jill) Kedrowski of Carlisle, PA, ten grandchildren: Sally (John) Schwarz of Fort Atkinson,  Kurt (Anna) Phillips, Westchester, IL, Dallas (Jamie) Smith, Stevens Point, David (Amanda) Smith, Appleton,  Chris and Adam Kedrowski both of Medford,  Nathan Kryshak of Cudahy, Rebecca Kryshak of Madison & Samuel and Matthew Thompson both of Stevens Point.

 

He is further survived by four step-grandchildren: Chris (Ama) Couch, of GA, Brandis (John) Roberts, SC, Katie (Matthew) Smith of TN, Alex Sevenich of TN;  9 great-grandchildren; 6 step-great-grandchildren; and four sisters: Mary Ann Piotrowski of Germantown,  Henrietta Flees of Milwaukee, Germaine (Raynold) Konkol of Stevens Point and Rita (Ambrose) Wanta of Muskego.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one son: Jerome, three brothers: Ben, Clarence, Harry; three sisters: Irene Turzinski, Sister Esther Kedrowski and Florence Lisiak.

A memorial in his name will be established at a later date.

The family would like to thank the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King for all their compassionate care. Many thanks to his sister-in-law, Lillian Laska and husband Richard of Rosholt,  for their countless visits and continued support through the years. This meant so much to him and the family.

Funeral mass will be 10:30 AM  Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stevens Point with the Rev. Jerzy Rebacz officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Parish Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM Wednesday at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home in Stevens Point and from 9:30 AM until the time of services at the Church on Thursday morning. The Knights of Columbus will combine with the parish rosary at 7:00 PM Wednesday Eve. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.

 

Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home

                                                703 Second St. – Stevens Point

                                                            715-344-4595

 

The family would like to thank the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King for all their compassionate care. Many thanks to his sister-in-law, Lillian Laska and husband Richard of Rosholt,  for their countless visits and continued support through the years. This meant so much to him and the family.

 

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