Joseph P. Peplinski Louisville, KY At age 82, Joe entered eternal rest on March 9, 2013 in Louisville, KY. He was born on January 6, 1931 in Leelanau County Michigan to Theodore and Catherine (Mikowski) Peplinski and was a graduate of Holy Rosary High School and Northwestern Michigan College. Joe was an active member of St. Casimir Catholic Church in Lansing, MI and a past president of their Church Council, Men's Club, Usher's Club and Bingo Committee. He also helped start their Corn Roast Festival and Lenten Fish Fry. Joe was also a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Louisville, KY and a third degree Knight of Columbus. Joe was a past president of the Federated Polish Home Board of Directors and White Eagles Group #42 in Lansing, Michigan and was active in all Polish Home activities. Joe was a USAF Korean War Veteran, serving as a Sargent in Japan, and a life member of the VFW. Joe retired from General Motors in 1985 as a data processor. After retirement, he volunteered at the Michigan Historical Museum, R.E. Olds Museum, MSU Garden Project, Lansing Food Bank and St. Vincent Soup Kitchen. Joe was preceded in death by his loving wife of 41 years Esther (Gajewski), brothers Stephen and Leon and sisters Alice and Patricia. Joe is survived by two sons, Joseph T. Peplinski of Rochester Hills, MI and Lee S. (Rayanne) Peplinski of Louisville, KY, two grandchildren Alicia and Peter and two sisters Regina Klonowski and Adeline Neil. The family will receive visitors at St. Casimir Catholic Church, 815 Sparrow Ave, Lansing, MI at 10:00 a.m. Saturday March 23rd. A Memorial Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. A celebratory luncheon will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Federated Polish Home, 1030 W Mount Hope Ave, Lansing, MI. A private family internment at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery will be planned at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Mar. 17, 2013