Wielgus, Richard A.
Richard A. Wielgus, 77, Pulaski, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 2, 2014, with his family at his side after a short but brave battle with brain cancer. He spent the last three months of his life at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Seymour. Rich, the son of Antone and Julia (Skarczynski) Wielgus was born on July 19, 1936. He attended St. Mary's Catholic Grade School and graduated from Pulaski High School in 1954. Rich then attended DeVry Technical Institute in Chicago and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1956. He was honorably discharged in 1960. Rich then attended UW-Whitewater where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in accounting. He was the vice president of Professional Activities in the Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity.
Rich worked at Motorola Industries, Comet Industries and retired from Triangle Packaging Machinery Company in Chicago. Upon his retirement, he moved back to Pulaski. Rich was a member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish.
Survivors include his sister, Dolores Sapletal, Iron River, Michigan; his brothers: Alvin Wielgus, Pulaski; Norbert (Gail) Wielgus, Coleman; and Jim (Linda) Wielgus, Pulaski. Rich is further survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Antone and Julia Wielgus; his brother-in-law, James Sapletal; and his niece, Susan (Sapletal) Donati.
Friends may call after 9:00 a.m. Saturday at Assumption B.V.M. Church, 119 E. Pulaski Street, Pulaski. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, Fr. Bob Konkol, O.F.M., presiding, followed by full military honors by the Pulaski Area Veterans. Burial will take place at a later date in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Good Shepherd Nursing Home and Heartland Hospice for the excellent and compassionate care they provided during Richard's illness.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.marnochafuneralhome.com
Marnocha Funeral Home
186 E. Pulaski Street Pulaski, WI 54162
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Mar. 5 to Mar. 7, 2014