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Thomas Karczewski

Thomas "Tom" Karczewski

Saturday, August 8th, 1931 - Monday, August 26th, 2019
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Obituary

Thomas “Tom” Frank Karczewski, age 88, died of heart failure on Monday, August 26, 2019 at his home in Hales Corners, Wisconsin. Tom is survived by his wife, Joan (Nee Hacka), with whom he enjoyed nearly 65 happy years of marriage; his children Susan (Rick) Catrini, Peter, Sandra (Rich) Koslowski, Paul, Ann (Pete) Valentine; his very much-loved granddaughter Stella Rose Koslowski. He is also survived by his sisters Carol Stonina and Barbara Napierala; sister-in-law Barbara Karczewski; special aunt Marge Przybyla; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Tom is preceded in death by his sister Elizabeth Gonzalez and her husband Joseph; his brothers Walter Jr. and his wife Patricia, Ralph and his wife Dolores, William and Patrick Karczewski. He was also preceded in death by brothers-in-law Edward Stonina and Thomas Napierala,

Tom was born on August 8, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to parents Walter and Helen (Kujawa). Tom was a proud Marine veteran who served as Sergeant in the Korean War, and a devoted husband and father who worked several years in the printing industry. He had a passion for history and puzzles and dedicated much of his spare time to tending to his beautiful yard and flowers. Tom will be remembered by family and friends as a hard-working and dedicated man who had a flare for story-telling.

Visitation 9:30 AM to 11:15 AM, Wednesday, September 4th, St. Mary Catholic Faith Community, 9520 W. Forest Home Ave., Hales Corners. Funeral Mass at 11:30 AM. Father John Cella will officiate. A reception will follow at Meyer’s Restaurant and Bar located 4260 S. 76th Street, Greenfield, Wisconsin 53220. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Tom’s life.

A private inurnment followed by full military honors will be held Friday, September 6, 2019 at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove, Wisconsin.

The family would like to thank Hartson Funeral Home and St. Mary Catholic Faith Community for their heartfelt assistance during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust who “is dedicated to one, single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.” (https://cst.dav.org/)
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 | 9:30am - 11:15am
    When
    Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 9:30am - 11:15am
    Location
    St. Mary Catholic Faith Community
    Address
    9520 West Forest Home Avenue
    Hales Corners, WI 53130-1614
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 | 11:30am
    When
    Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 11:30am
    Location
    St. Mary Catholic Faith Community
    Address
    9520 West Forest Home Avenue
    Hales Corners, WI 53130-1614
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Friday, September 6th, 2019 | 9:00am
    When
    Friday, September 6th, 2019 9:00am
    Location
    Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    Address
    21731 Spring Street
    Union Grove, WI 53182-9736
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Full Military Honors

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Ann Stokman

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