Kryshak, Edward P.
Edward P. Kryshak, age 90, of 1740 Riverview Drive, Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Thursday, July 25, 2013 at the Wisconsin Rapids Care Center.
Funeral Services are 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Rev. Jim Altman will officiate. Visitation will be held at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids from 4:00-7:00 PM Monday and Tuesday at the Church from 10:00-11:00 AM. Entombment will take place at Forest Hill Mausoleum.
Edward was born August 1, 1922 in Stevens Point, WI to John and Johanna (Hintz) Kryshak. He graduated from St. Peter's Elementary School and P.J. Jacobs High School in Stevens Point, WI. Edward attended the University of Wisconsin
- Madison until the outbreak of World War II
, at which time he enlisted in the U.S. Navy
Air Corps. While based primarily aboard the aircraft USS Enterprise, he achieved the rank of Lieutenant and saw extensive combat on the Pacific Theater of operations as a night fighter pilot. He received three Distinguished Flying Crosses and three Air Medals for "heroism or extraordinary achievement" in aerial combat including participation in the Formosa, Okinawa, Iwo Jima and Japanese home island campaigns.
Following the war Edward completed his education at the University of Wisconsin- Madison, graduating in 1948 with a degree in Civil Engineering and ultimately achieving his certification with the State of Wisconsin as a Professional Engineer. He married Violette Meshak on November 24, 1949 and settled in Wisconsin Rapids.
During his forty year career as a civil engineer at Consolidated Papers Inc. Edward became senior civil engineer in 1952, construction superintendent in 1956 and was ultimately promoted to chief civil and structural engineer. He oversaw construction of the Castle Rock and Petenwell dams and flowages, as well as every major expansion and new construction for Consolidated. He also served for many years in the City of Wisconsin Rapids Board of Building Appeals.
Edward is survived by his wife, Violette; children, Mary Beth (Ben) Sande R.N., of Mukwonago, WI; Dr. Edward J. (Nanci) Kryshak of Grand Rapids, MI and their children, John, David, Ryan and Kathleen; and Atty. Robert V. (Karla) Kryshak of Wisconsin Rapids, WI and their children, Andrew, Jennifer (Paul) Olson, Christopher and John.
Edward was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Joseph and sisters, Irene, Ramona and Marie.