William F. Muck

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William F. “Bill” Muck, 85, Pulaski, died peacefully at his home Tuesday, September 6, 2016, with his family at his side. Born January 28, 1931, to Frederick and Elda Muck William(Bartels) Muck, Bill graduated from Pulaski High School in 1948, and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1954. On March 26, 1951, he married Patricia Marnocha. After graduation from college, Bill worked for Pet Milk Company as a dairy field man, and lived in Footville, WI.

An involved member of the Pulaski area community, Bill touched many lives through his work. He sold insurance for Mutual of Omaha. As a lifelong farmer, he owned and operated dairy farms. He also shared his knowledge of farming with others as an agriculture teacher at Pulaski High School and as farm training instructor for young and adult farmers at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Additionally, Bill worked for Farm Crop Insurance, where he conducted crop loss appraisals. Finally, Bill gave his time helping others as a volunteer with Land O’ Lakes Farmer to Farmer Program and as a member of many agriculture boards.

Bill was a member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish in Pulaski, where he had served as an usher and belonged to the Holy Name Society. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Bona Council #4439, Pulaski, and served as Grand Knight from 1964 – 1965. Bill also loved to volunteer for the Red River Therapeutic Riders.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, living in his Florida home, riding his horses on the Florida greenway, and traveling throughout the world.

Bill will be missed by his wife of 65 years, Patricia; three sons: Michael (Lynn), Gregg (Stacee), Randall (Lisa); seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert, a sister, Betty (Dan) Paluso, a sister-in-law, Sandra (James) Geurts; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Patrick, in 1967; parents, Frederick and Elda Muck; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Bernadine Marnocha; sisters-in-law: Sally Muck, Arlene Marnocha, and Loretta Marnocha; and brothers-in-law: Donald Marnocha and Gerald Marnocha.

The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Assumption B.V.M. Church, Pulaski, Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski, O.F.M, presiding, followed by burial in the parish cemetery.