Vernon “Pete” Lasecki, 85, Hofa Park, passed away peacefully Friday, November 15, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Janet (Gwidt) Lasecki, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage.
Pete was born November 27, 1933, in Pulaski, son of the late Herman and Elizabeth (Nicodem) Lasecki. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1951 and then went to serve in the U.S. Army, where he taught what he loved the most, mechanics. After he received his discharge, Pete worked at Northern Shoe, where he met Janet. They were married on June 15, 1968, and started their family in Hofa Park. Known for his expertise in mechanics and fabrication, he then made his living at home, repairing tractors and other equipment for neighbors, friends, and whoever learned of his talents. He was a six-year cancer survivor.
Pete will be remembered for his endless stories, his hard work ethic, and for his recognizable “thumbs up!” He loved TV shows, especially The Price is Right and numerous other game shows. He enjoyed football and, of course, polka music.
A dedicated member of St. Stanislaus Parish in Hofa Park, Pete worked at the church for decades where he enjoyed cutting grass, removing snow, and taking care of other maintenance duties that needed to be done. He was always there to lend a helping hand when needed.
Survivors include his wife, Janet; three sons: Brian Lasecki, Shawano, Jason (Ami) Lasecki, Shawano, and Doug (Leah) Lasecki, Pulaski; three daughters: Deana (Jed) Berndt, Sobieski, Kristen (Ryan) Miskoviak, Pulaski, and Carrie (Andrew) Dudek, Seymour; nine grandchildren: Michelle Lasecki, Dalton, Zach, and Lily Berndt, Kaili Lasecki, Marissa and Alyssa Miskoviak, and Madeline and Josie Lasecki; a sister, Arlene (Cyril) Smith and sisters-in-law: Aurelia Lasecki and Patricia Lasecki.
He is further survived by Janet’s siblings: John (Margaret) Gwidt, Regina Maroszek, Betty Kabara, William Gwidt, Pat (Gloria) Gwidt, Marilynn (Leo) Skaletski, Richard (Deb) Gwidt, and Bob Gwidt; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Pete was preceded in death by his brothers: Daniel (Anna), Valentine (Regina), Harvey, and Ernest Lasecki; sisters: Evelyn (Nick) Hannagraf, Rita (Clayton) Ingvalsen, Mary (Martin) Themer, and Eleanor Lasecki; Janet’s family: Martha (Norbert) Wanek, Ray Gwidt, Florence Gwidt, Sylvester Maroszek, Roman Kabara, Eddy (Gertie) Kabara, and Melanie Gwidt.
The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 21st at St. Stanislaus Church in Hofa Park, Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski, O.F.M. presiding. Burial took place in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Pulaski area veterans.