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  • Verona J. (Josephine) Herek

    Verona J. (Josephine) Herek, 96, town of Stockton, died early Sunday morning, Dec. 4, 2016, at the Atrium Care Center of Stevens Point in the presence of family under the care of Heartland Hospice.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Custer with Rev. Gregory Michaud officiating. Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery.

    Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. Saturday morning at Immaculate Conception Parish until the time for mass. 


  • Gertrude T. Slagowski

    Gertrude T. Slagowski, 96, a Stevens Point native, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at the Atrium Rehab Facility in the presence of family under the care of Ministry Hospice.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at St. Peter Catholic Church with Rev. Dennis Stanchik officiating. Burial will be follow at the Guardian Angel Cemetery.

    Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a parish rosary at 7 p.m. at Pisarski Funeral Home, 703 Second St., Stevens Point. Visitation will also be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service in the St. Faustina Room at the church.


  • James D. Pagel

    James Duane Pagel, 85, a Bancroft native and former Mosinee resident, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia while under the care of North Central Healthcare.

    Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Beste Funeral Home in Mosinee, with the Rev. Marilyn Lange officiating. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Mosinee.

    Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the services.


  • Vincent J. Cieslewicz

    Vincent J. “Vince” Cieslewicz, 92, Wittenberg, father of two Plover women, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at North Haven Assisted Living Center while under the care of Ministry Hospice.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Rosholt, with the Rev. Father Jeffrey Hennes officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery.

    Visitation will be at the Pisarski Funeral Home in Stevens Point from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, and at the church from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, until the Mass. A general rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


  • Margaret Ann Higgins

    Margaret Ann Higgins, 66, Nekoosa, a Stevens Point native, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

    A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Pisarski Community Funeral Home in Plover, with Deacon Vern Linzmeier officiating. Burial will be in Meehan Cemetery in the town of Plover.

    Visitation will be at the funeral home from at 9 a.m. Tuesday until the service.


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