Poklasny Sr., Joseph A.
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Joseph A. Poklasny Sr., age 84, of Oshkosh, died Monday June 17, 2013, at Park View Health Center. He was born in Oshkosh, on May 29, 1929, the son of the late Joseph and Ida Lang Poklasny. He was proud to serve his country during the Korean War from 1950-1953 in the United States Marine Corps. On July 30, 1955, Joe married June Coulahan at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oshkosh. He was the owner/operator of Poklasny Funeral Home, and in 1966 built the funeral home on South Park Ave. In 1979, he merged Poklasny Funeral Home with Fiss & Bills Funeral Home, and in 2008, was involved in the construction of the new Fiss & Bills-Poklasny Funeral Home on Westhaven Drive. He was a charter member of the Oshkosh Southwest Rotary Club, the Ohio Street Civic Assoc., EAA Chapter 252, Warbirds of America, and was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
His memory will be cherished by his wife, June Poklasny, of Oshkosh; two sons, Joseph (Mary) Poklasny, Oshkosh; James (Carol) Poklasny, Oshkosh; two daughters, Patty Poklasny, Oshkosh; Mary (Joseph) Klang; four grandchildren, Andrew and Maggie Poklasny, Nick and Alex Leinweber; and one sister, Bernice Putzer. Joe is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by four sisters, Lorraine Bloesl, Dolores Jungwirth, Ceil Drexler, and Marie Poklasny.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday June 24, at 10 a.m. at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church (Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the corner of Knapp and 6th Street) with the Rev. Matt Simonar as celebrant. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, with full Military Honors. Family and friends may call at Poklasny Funeral Home (870 W South Park Ave.) on Sunday, June 23, from 4 to 7 p.m., and also at the church on Monday from 9 a.m. until the hour of services.
A memorial in Joe's name will be established at a later date.
Fiss & Bills-Poklasny
870 W South Park
Fiss and Bills Poklasny Funeral Home
865 S. Westhaven Dr
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Published in Oshkosh Northwestern from June 19 to June 20, 2013