Monday, January 11, 2016



ADDRESS: 604 Gibson, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 10:31 PM Sunday, January 10 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where he had resided for the past 3 months most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, January 15 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Fr. Phil Juza & Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 9:45 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, January 15

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 17, 1926 at the Township of Hammel

EDUCATION: attended Cleveland Elementary School, Town of Hammel and was a 1944 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: October 2, 1948 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Lila Mae Retterath and she survives

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he worked in the grain fields in Montana for a period of time & farmed in the Town of Hammel for 7 years. He then worked for the USDA as a soil conservation technician from 1957-1986 when he retired. He also did carpenter work for several years. In retirement, he enjoyed his time working in the woods, maintained a Christmas tree plantation, enjoyed cooking maple syrup, fishing and bow/gun hunting. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren & great grandchildren who brought him much happiness.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford and the Catholic Knights of Columbus (Treasurer); He served on the Taylor Credit Union board for 32 years. He also served on the boards of Hope Hospice, Centennial Apartments (Past President), original member of the Town & Country Dairy Breakfast committee, and member of the Association of Retired Conservationists.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Lila M. Czarnezki of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Jim (Cas) Czarnezki of Hendersonville, NC, Gary Czarnezki of Medford, John (Nancy) Czarnezki of Rib Lake, Cheryl (John) Bach of Medford, Joanne (Perry) Wolf of Athens

CHILDREN DECEASED: Great-Grandchildren – Tori Jean Czarnezki, Ethan Ryan Czarnezki, Aaron John Czarnezki


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Dorothy Wesle of Medford, Jack (Arlene) Czarnezki of Milwaukee &
Sister–in-law: Bernice Czarnezki of Milwaukee

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Gerald, Vernon & Sister Elaine Czarnezki, Marie Strebig

DECEASED FATHER: John Czarnezki, Jr. DECEASED MOTHER: Emma (Federspiel) Czarnezki

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