Rev. John A. Wisneski (1930 - 2011)

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Wisneski, Rev. John A.

Rev. John A. Wisneski, 80, of Weston, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at St. Clare's Hospital, Weston.

He was born Dec. 27, 1930, in Wausau, son of the late Roman and Helen (Lenard) Wisneski.

He attended Salvatorian Seminary in St. Nazianz, graduating in 1949, then graduated from St. Francis Seminary, Milwaukee in 1957.

He was ordained in 1957 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

On June 4, 1957, he was assigned as Assistant Pastor at St. Anne Parish, Wausau and also as an instructor at Newman High School, Wausau. He became a full time assistant at St. Anne Parish on June 24, 1958.

On June 3, 1959, he was assigned to St. John the Baptist in Marshfield as Assistant Pastor and on June 19, 1963 he was Assistant Pastor for St. Peter Parish in Stevens Point. On June 15, 1972, he was assigned to Immaculate Conception Parish, Custer as Pastor until Aug. 28, 1980, where he transferred to St. Wenceslaus Parish, Milladore.

On April 1, 1981, he was Parochial Administrator at Kilian Parish, Blenker. On May 26, 1988, he was Parochial Administrator at St. Mary Parish, Auburndale, and on July 31, 1991 he was assigned as Pastor of St. Michael Parish, Junction City. He was released from responsibilities on Jan. 15, 1992, from St. Mary Parish, Auburndale.

Rev. John Wisneski was granted status of Senior Priest on March 31, 2005.

He was a member of the Milladore Lions Club and the Knights of Columbus, Junction City.

Survivors include, six siblings, Bernice Springer, Wausau, Robert Wisneski, Lubbock, Tex., Pat (Rita) Wisneski, Wausau, Tom Wisneski, Lubbock, Tex., William (Mary) Wisneski, Mesa, Ariz., and Nathalie Meilahn, Mosinee and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Doris Hons, and one brother, Valerian "Val" Wisneski.

The funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, Aug.1, 2011, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 146 Main St., Milladore. The Most Rev. William P. Callahan, Bishop of the LaCrosse Diocese, will preside along with the priests of the diocese. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Wausau.

Friends may call on Sunday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, 1315 Sixth St., Wausau where there will be a rosary service at 7:45 p.m.

Visitation on Monday will be from 9 a.m. until the time of services at St. Wenceslaus Church, Milladore.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth St., Wausau, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

Published in the Marshfield News Herald on July 29, 2011
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