Louis Lasek, 98, Pulaski, joined his wife, Therese, in heaven on Friday, January 1, 2021, after two long months without her. Having been happily married for 75 years, being without her was too much for his heart to take.
The youngest son of the late Felix and Sophia (Kornaus) Lasek was born August 24, 1922, in Pittsfield, where he remained a lifelong resident. On June 30, 1945, Louie married Therese Gracyalny at St. Stanislaus Church in Hofa Park. The couple made their home and raised their family on the Lasek family farm.
Church was an important part of Louie’s life. A faith-filled member of Ss. Edward & Isidore Parish in Flintville, Louie always accompanied and helped Therese tend the indoor planters at the church. He was proud to have been the oldest member of the parish.
For several years Louie farmed, then took his mechanic skills to Karcz Ford in Pulaski, and later to S & L Motors in Pulaski, where he worked for 32 years as a diesel mechanic, retiring in 1987. He was always proud to have worked on the trucks that carried the Carver Boats.
One of the finest mechanics in the Pulaski area, people would come from miles around to have Louie fix their tractors, lawn mowers, trucks and cars. He enjoyed polka music and the polka variety TV shows, and was a self-taught button accordion player. In his later years, he always had the curtains open so that he could watch the local traffic of trucks and tractors go past his home. Always a farmer at heart, Louie loved to watch the crops growing in the fields around his home. He also enjoyed the birds that visited his feeders.
Survivors include his two daughters: Linda (Dave) Malczewski, Pulaski and Carol (Darrell) Mijal, Pulaski; four grandchildren: Tracy (Luke) Scharf, Fond Du Lac, Alex Mijal, Sun Prairie, Max Mijal, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Dexter Mijal, Pulaski; three great-grandchildren: Nadia, Mason, and Owen; two sisters-in-law: Sharon Gracyalny, Kaukauna, and Maryann Gracyalny, Pulaski; his god-daughter: Phyllis Lee, Madison; his best friend, Jack Kraszewski, Pulaski; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Louie was preceded in death by his beloved Therese on November 2, 2020; one son, Norbert Lasek, on April 28, 1985; an infant great-grandson, Liam Scharf; one sister: Veronica Lasek; three brothers: Joseph, Edward (Helen), and Tony (Florence) Lasek; and a god-son: Jerry Lasek.
Friends are invited to gather with the family at Ss. Edward & Isidore Church, 3667 Flintville Rd. Green Bay (Flintville) from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 15th. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Fr. Dave Hoffman presiding. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery in the spring.
The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on the parish Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Ss-Edward-Isidore-Church-562136803967841
Guests will be required to properly wear a mask and respect social distancing guidelines. Masks will be available for anyone who does not have one.
Louie’s family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to all of the wonderful caregivers who made it possible to keep dad and mom safe in their beloved home. Your care was truly a blessing for them, and for us.
Since it might not be possible to be with the family in person, you are welcome to send any cards of condolence to the funeral home (make sure you put the family’s name on the outside envelope and your return address) and we will forward your cards and messages to the Lasek family.
Marnocha Funeral Home P.O. Box 356 Pulaski, WI 54162