Harold W. Matuszak

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Harold W. Matuszak, 91, Green Bay, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The son of James and Frances (Heuser) Matuszak was born on May 28, 1926, in Milwaukee. He attended Mill Center School. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, Harold served his country from 1944 to 1946 and was a recipient of a Purple Heart. On September 27, 1947, he married Marie Zielinski at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski. Harold was a crane operator for Selmer Construction for 37 years.

He was a member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish, where he served as an usher. Harold belonged to the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Bona Council #4439, Pulaski, Am Vets Post #160, Pulaski, and Chapter WI#3 of the Disabled American Veterans, Green Bay. He was a handyman and enjoyed knocking down walls. Harold also enjoyed hunting with his brothers, sons, and nephews, and especially loved spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Marie; 16 children: Carol Gorecki, Kathleen Blohowiak, Janet Parker, Mary Kay (Richard) Piechocki, Dennis (LuAnn) Matuszak, Richard (Sandy) Matuszak, Francis (Mary) Matuszak, Bernard (Karen) Matuszak, Michael (Lorraine) Matuszak, Betty (Lee) Ward, Linda (Richard) Steinbrecher, Annette (Christopher) Caelwaerts, Donald (Rhonda) Matuszak, Connie (Edward) Filipiak, Harold (Nicole) Matuszak, and Dean (Josie) Matuszak; two sons-in-law: Sylvan (Jean) Swiecichowski and Alan (Darlene) Kraszewski; 45 grandchildren; 62 great grandchildren; and 6 great great grandchildren. Harold is further survived by one brother, Arthur (Marilyn) Matuszak; two sisters-in-law: Patricia (Vernon) VanLannen and Joan Matuszak; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Stanley and Elizabeth (Katch) Zielinski, Harold was preceded in death by two daughters: Charlene Swiecichowski and Rosemary Kraszewski; five grandchildren: Rochelle Swiecichowski, Alan Kraszewski, Jr., Jean and Jane Blohowiak, and Tara Piechocki; one great grandson, Devinn Likley; three brothers: Herbert (Jackie) Matuszak, Howard (Elaine Simon) Matuszak, and Edward Matuszak; and one sister, Dolores (Howard) Nissen.

The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 9th at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski, Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski, O.F.M., presiding, followed by military honors by the Pulaski Area Veterans. Entombment took place in Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.