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 John Joseph Piekarski

John Joseph Piekarski

Death 9 Sep 1963 (aged 74)
Burial Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 101028156 · View Source
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John was the third child (of 7 children) born to Paul Piekarski and Joanna Polakowski on August 27, 1889. He was baptized John Ornphirus on September 1, 1889 in the Catholic church of St. Stanislaus Kostka in Berlin Green Lake Wisconsin.

John died in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Madison Wisconsin.

During World War I, he served in the infantry in France with General Pershing.

A veteran cook with the 66th infantry brigade he came through the Battles of the Somme, Meuse-Argonite 1918 and was with the Army of Occupation in Germany until April 21, 1919 before being mustered out in June 1919.

January 7, 19?? he joined the Coast Guard during World War II on convoy duty as chief cook continuing with the Coast Guard through the Korean War.

He married Valeria Liebe and they had 12 children.

John worked for General Motors, City of Janesville and prior to retiring Highway Trailer of Edgerton.

After retirement he resided in Wisconsin Dells to make his home with his son, Gerald.

He is preceded in death by two sons in infancy and Seaman Marion Piekarski who died in the sinking of the USS Rich during the Normandy invasion June 10, 1944. Survivors are three sons, John, Daniel of Janesville, Gerald of Wisconsin Dells; six daughters: Mrs. Genevieve Jensen of Monroe; Mrs. Constance Duffy, of St. Paul MN.; Mrs Winifred of Travers; Mrs. Izetta Weir, Mrs. Theresa Stavin and Vernetta Reigert of Janesville.

Siblings: Paul and Louis Piekarski of Berlin, Clara Eskra Ninos and Victoria (Peter) Michelletti of Berlin; 23 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Services were held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, the Rev. John McNamara officiating.

PHOTOS: provided by granddaughter - Carol Ann Perkins.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 101028156
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Joseph Piekarski (27 Aug 1889–9 Sep 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101028156, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by S. Giordano (contributor 47140218) .