Choinski, Arthur B. "Archie" In the early morning hours of September 24, 2011, as the geese began their journey South, Arthur peacefully left this world to begin his own eternal journey to be with Jesus. He is reunited with his beloved wife, Renetta who also passed away at the Muskego Health Care Center on October 26, 2008. Born November 5, 1919 to Alexander and Rose, he joined siblings, Victor, Chester "Zak" and Florence. Following his mother's early passing when he was 13 he needed to learn how to survive by fishing, hunting and foraging for mushrooms, nuts and asparagus, which became lifelong hobbies and passions. He worked on a farm and graduated from Melrose High School. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, attended Spencerian Business College and eventually enlisted in the service. He was a proud
Navy veteran serving in Japan, Hawaii and San Diego from 1942-1948. He married Renetta Dolacinski after a brief courtship in August 1951 and they made their home on Milwaukee's South Side. They were members of St. Helen's Church and enjoyed participating in the 55 and Over Club, working at the fish fries, helping at scout functions and marching in the 4th of July parades. He was employed his entire working career in building maintenance at Rexnord, retiring at the age of 62. Arthur was also a member of the Charles Fidler
Post and past member of the Lakeshore Fisherman's Club. He enjoyed and loved his family, his buddies, nature, animals, his yellow lab "Briggie", gardening, feeding the birds, hiking in the woods, and he especially liked fishing and hunting in Wisconsin. He knew Horicon Marsh "like the back of his hand" and every good fishing hole in Southeastern Wisconsin. He will be deeply missed by his daughter Maribeth and her husband and "2nd son" Richard "Dick" Dettlaff, son Roger and his wife Diane Choinski and their children, Nicole and Heather who he helped raise by doing childcare when they were small. He was preceded in death by his entire immediate family, sistersin-law Phyllis Walloch and Virginia Dolacin, brothers-in-law John Walloch, Norbert Dolacin and Elmer Bitter. Also mourning his loss are Vic's Dolores and Zak's Dolores "Dodo" Choinski, special niece Carol (Dennis) Wojtecki, nephew Wayne (Margie) Choinski and many other family and friends. Special thanks to cousin Karen Kamlah, friends Dr. Susan Dejna and Jean Mazurek for providing support to Maribeth. Heartfelt thanks to the entire staff of the Muskego Health Care Center who provided exceptional care, love and attention during his last years. Gratitude goes out to all who encouraged him to "cast out his fishing line for another big one". In lieu of flowers please send memorials in Arthur's memory directly to Muskego Health Care Center - Activity Department, S77 W18690 Janesville Road, Muskego, WI 53150. Funeral Services, Saturday, October 1, at BLESSED JOHN PAUL II - ST. HELEN'S SITE, 3329 S. 10th St., at 10:30 AM. In State at church Saturday from 9:30 until 10:15 AM. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. "God grant that I may live to fish for another day, but when my final cast is made I then most humbly pray, when rested in your landing net as I lay peacefully asleep, you'll smile at me and decide that I'm good enough to keep" - The Fisherman's Prayer Dad you definitely were "a keeper" and a treasure. Rest in Peace Archie.
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Sept. 28, 2011
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- Dave, Patty (Ureda) and Ziggy Stolowski
"Roger and Meribeth-so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Art was a great guy and neighbor. Sorry..."
- Paul & Casey Pisarzewicz
"Dear Maribeth, Roger, and families, On behalf of my parents, Wally & Helen Stec, our hearts go out to..."
- Debbie Stec & Family
"Roger, Diane and girls-So very sorry for your loss. Our heart goes out to you, as well as our prayers. ..."
"My favorite uncle Art, we always did lots of things together when I was small, and I always visited when..."
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