Alvin Cheslock

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Alvin A. Cheslock, 90, Pulaski, went home to be with the Lord on August 20, 2017, surrounded by his wife and family. He hung on until his wife got there to kiss him and say her good byes. He was born December 7, 1926, in Menasha, to Mike and Dora (Swiecichowski) Cheslock.

Alvin was an Army Veteran and served during WWII in Japan. He enjoyed telling stories about his time there, working as a dental assistant. He was never sure how he got that assignment but he loved it and enjoyed helping others. On April 12, 1946, he married Betty Laubenstein. In 2017 they celebrated 70 years of marriage; what a blessing and accomplishment. Together they raised five children. Alvin was a member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish, where he belonged to the Holy Name Society. He was a member of the American Legion Post #337, Pulaski.

Alvin worked for many years at American Can/Northern Paper Mill and later for the Village of Pulaski. No matter where he worked he formed many long lasting relationships with co-workers and people he met along the way. There was never a bad word that came out of his mouth about any one. He was loved by all!

Alvin loved to dance and listen to Polka and Country Western music. Those times were made even better if they included a few beers and a shot of brandy. More than anything else he enjoyed being outside and spending time with his family. He waited for those days when he could go out by Dick in Suring and jump on the tractor to cut the grass.

He found joy in the simplest things in life, such as a ride in the country with his family. His entire family has so many memories of time spent with this loving, kind, and generous man. He made each and every one of them feel so special. His words of “I love you with all my heart” will forever ring in their ears. His children could not be prouder of the legacy he leaves behind. He loved God with all his heart and always started his morning with prayers and readings from his prayer book. What an honor it would be to him and God to carry on his morning ritual.

Alvin is survived by his wife, Betty; sons and daughters: Dick (Norma) Cheslock, twins: Keith (Jolene) Cheslock and Kathy (Joe) Olszewski, Lynn Cheslock and Terri (Scott) Stutzman; many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. He is further survived by his brother, Ray Cheslock and a sister, Theresa Kennedy; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Mike and Dora Cheslock; his in-laws: Roland and Verna Laubenstein; an infant grandson, Anthony Ferfecki; his sister, Cecilia; his brother, Ed (Josie) Cheslock; his sister, Esther (Walter) Brzozowski; his sister-in-law, Arlene Cheslock; and his brother-in-law, Don Kennedy.

The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 24th, at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski, Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski, O.F.M., presiding, followed by military honors by the Pulaski Area Veterans. Burial took place in St. Lawrence Cemetery, Navarino.