|Birth: ||Dec. 15, 1871|
|Death: ||Feb. 19, 1949|
Stevens Point Daily Journal, February 21, 1949
Joseph Bembenek, 77, who died Saturday morning at his home at North Star, had been a resident of the town of Sharon for nearly 70 years. His death occurred at 7:30 o'clock, following a long illness.
Mr. Bembenek was born in Germany on Dec. 15, 1871, and came to this country at the age of seven with his parents, the late Frank and Katherine Bembenek. The family lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., for two years and then located in Sharon where Mr. Bembenek lived until his death.
Active in many business enterprises throughout his lifetime, Mr. Bembenek began in his early youth assisting his father in the operation of threshing machine, the engine of which was drawn by ox team. He later established his own business consisting of a store and tavern and lumbering interests, which he continued as late as the 1948 season. Interested in modern machinery, Mr. Bembenek advanced with the trend of the times. He was also interested in fishing as a recreational activity.
His wife, the former Eva Blarek, whom he married in 1893, died on Jan 2, 1945.
Surviving are four sons, Dominic Benbenek of Stockton and Frank, John and Anton of Sharon, four daughters, Mrs. Walter Stroik of Sharon, Mrs. Kalbjorn Hansen of Ludington, MI, Mrs. Frank Stevens of Milwaukee and Mrs. Walter Cychosz of Sharon, a brother, Adam of Wausau, 22 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. A son, Theodore, died in 1935 at the age of 21, and two children died in infancy.
Mr. Bembenek served as supervisor of his town for many years. He was a member of St. Isadore's society of Sacred Heart Catholic church at Polonia.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at Sacred Heart church at Polonia. The body is at the Bembenek home and the rosary will be said there this evening and Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock.
Stevens Point Daily Journal, February 24, 1949
Funeral services for Joseph Bembenek, town of Sharon business man, who died Saturday morning at his home at North Star, were held Wednesday morning. Sacred Hearth Catholic church at Polonia was filled for the services.
Rev. Msgr. Michael Klosowsli of the town of Alban was the celebrant of a requiem mass at the main altar at 9:30 o'clock and masses were said at the side altars by Rev. John B. Gruna, pastor, and Rev. Joseph Schulist of Junction City. Rev. Chester Zielinski of Torun was present in the sanctuary. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. More than 200 cars were in the funeral procession.
Members of St. Isadore's society of Sacred Heart church attended the service in a body. Among the many relatives and friends present were the following from a distance: Mr. and Mrs. Kolbjorn Hansen of Ludingham, MI; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stevens and Myron and Germaine, Mr. and Mrs. Barney Stroik and family, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Stroik, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stroik, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stroik, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Lemke, Adam Bembenek and Miss Marion Bannach of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hoffman of Crandon; Mrs. Alvin Spencer of Antigo; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bruski, Stanley Blarek and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Blarek of Brokaw; Ed Albrent, John Albrent, and Henry Blarek of Hatley; Mary Klopotek and John Klopotek of Elcho. Many others attended from Stevens Point, Wausau, Ringle, Hatley, Bevent, Torun, Rosholt, Galloway, Polonia, Custer and Fancher.
Pallbearers were Raymond Bembenek, Myron Stevens, Joseph Stroik, Leo Stroik, Bernard Stroik and Harry Stroik, grandsons of Mr. Bembenek.
Eva Blarek Bembenek (1871 - 1945)*
Dominic Bembenek (1895 - 1967)*
Frank Bembenek (1897 - 1976)*
Sacred Heart Cemetery
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