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Barney "BJ" Firkus Sr.

Firkus Sr., Barney

Barney J. (BJ) Firkus Sr., age 77 of Almond, WI passed away on Friday, March 8th, 2013 at Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Stanley, WI.

Barney was born on April 16, 1935 to Vincent and Stella Firkus Sr. in Galloway, WI. He married Susanne Yehling on March 3, 1984 in Mesa, AZ. They moved to Stevens Point area in 1987. Barney was as a truck driver for many years and worked with the Amish Community making deliveries. Barney was a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Church. He enjoyed telling jokes, hunting, fishing, and traveling.

Barney is survived by his wife: Sue Firkus, Almond, WI; children: Terry Firkus, Wittenberg, WI, Barney Firkus Jr., Houston, TX, Dion Firkus, Stevens Point, WI, Maria Munoz, Milwaukee, WI, Jason Hahn, Plover, WI, Michael (Kati) Firkus, Almond, WI; step-son; Kris (Sharon) Yehling, Amherst, WI; also many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Barney is preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers; and 3 infant sisters.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 13th, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 8611 State Hwy 54 between Waupaca and Plover. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am until time of service at the church. Father Hector Moreno will officiate. Burial will be held at St. Patrick's Cemetery in the spring. Jungers-Holly Funeral Home of Amherst, WI is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences available at www.hollyfuneralhome.com

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Published in Stevens Point Journal on Mar. 11, 2013
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