James Z. Bieda, 86, Pulaski, died unexpectedly from natural causes Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at his home. The son of Ernest and Anna (Sliss) Bieda was born April 21, 1930, in Abrams, and was a 1949 graduate of Catholic Central High School in Green Bay (now Notre Dame Academy). He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Jim was involved in insurance and retail sales, and had worked at Leicht Transfer & Storage Company in Green Bay until his retirement.
Jim was proud to be able to take care of his parents and later, his sister, Della. Jim continued to take good care of the family graves. His Catholic faith was important to him and he had a special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. He was an active member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish in Pulaski, where he served for 50+ years as an usher and was a member of the Holy Name Society. Jim was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Bishop Bona Council #4439, Pulaski, and was a 4th Degree Knight, Marquette Assembly #1197, Green Bay.
Survivors include one sister, Helen (Aloyzy) Lawniczak, Howard; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: Jack (Stella) Bieda, Ray (Margaret) Bieda, Ed (Alice) Bieda, and Leo Bieda; three sisters: Della (Wally) Kollath, Lottie (Roman) Gawrylewski, and Rose (James) Ryczkowski.
The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 3rd at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski, with his nephew, Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski, O.F.M. presiding. Burial took place in the parish cemetery.