Vincent M. Kazmierczak, 92, Sobieski, died Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at The Bay at Oconto Health and Rehab Center. The son of Vincent and Mary (Gadzinska) Kazmierczak was born June 27, 1930, in Chicago, IL.
In 1940, Vince’s family moved to Sobieski to begin farming. There, he attended Pulaski High School. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army on November 28, 1951, and served as an MP in Korea until his honorable discharge on November 19, 1953.
Vince studied agriculture at the University of Wisconsin for two years. He continued to farm in Sobieski and had a beautiful herd of milking cows and beef cattle. Vince was a member of the Pulaski American Legion Post #337 and St. Maximilian Parish, Sobieski. He loved animals and nature and was a supporter of animal rescue. He also enjoyed bowling, reading and going to the casino.
Survivors include his nieces and nephews: Connie Kazmierczak, Joyce (Mike) Tracy, Mary Kazmierczak, Raymond (Maureen) Kazmierczak, and Margaret (George) Endicott; and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Vincent and Mary, he was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond (Anne) Kazmierczak; sister, Leona (Richard) Taylor; a nephew, Mike Kazmierczak; great-nephew, Joseph Diakow; and great-great nephew, PFC Andrew S. “Drew” Westfallen.
Friends are invited to gather with family at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 6051 Noble St., Sobieski, on Monday, November 7, from 1-2 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. with Fr. Francis Nusi presiding. Burial with military honors rendered by the Pulaski Area Veterans will follow in St. John Cantius Cemetery, Sobieski.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Oconto County Humane Society, as Vince was a dog lover.
Online condolences may be offered at www.marnochafuneralhome.com or the Marnocha Funeral Home Facebook page.