Maurice P. Groshek
Age 94 Town of Stockton, died early Saturday morning March 17, 2012 at his home. Maurice was born September 22, 1917 in the Town of Stockton on the family homestead. He was the son of the late Leo and Helen (Jablonski) Groshek. He attended local schools at St. Mary's of Mt. Carmel and Emerson High School.
His marriage to the former Regina Flees took place on June 14, 1941 at ST. Fidelus Catholic Church in Chicago. They moved back to the area in 1945 where they took over and purchased the Groshek Farmstead, where they farmed until their retirement in 1980. His wife Regina died February 27, 2000. Maurice was a member of the United States Army/ Air Force serving during World War II.
He entered the service on January 25, 1943 in Milwaukee, WI. He served as a Sergeant with the AAF. Maurice was part of the air offensive in Europe, Normandy,
Northern France and Rhineland. He received the European-African-Middle Eastern
Theatre Service medal, two over seas service bars and the good conduce medal. He was honorably discharged on September 27, 1945 at Camp McCoy, WI.
Maurice was a member of the American Legion Behrens-Scribner Post 6 of Stevens Point. Maurice was devoted to his catholic faith and was honored when Pope John Paul II visited his farm in August of 1976.
Survivors include his four sons, Charles (Judith) Groshek of Mishawaka, IN. Gordon (Kris) Groshek, Terrence (Karrie) Groshek and Francis (Karen) Groshek all of Stevens Point, and two daughters Helene Willow of Philadelphia, PA., and Debra (Alan) Marten of Stevens Point. Further survived by seventeen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. His two brothers Myron "Mike" (Lorraine) Groshek and Henry "Hank" Groshek both of Stevens Point and one sister Leona Burdge of Milwaukee. Proceeded in death by his wife Regina, three sons, three daughters, a grandson, five brothers and two sisters.
Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am Wednesday March 21, 2012 at St. Bronislava Catholic Church. Rev. James Trempe officiating. Burial will be in the Guardian Angel Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home 703 Second Street, Stevens Point, and from 9:30 am Wednesday morning at St. Bronislava Church until the time for mass. There will be a parish rosary at 7:00 pm Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.pisarskifuneralhome.com