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Obituary: John F. "Popeye" Polchinski

Jun 27, 2014 10:08PM, Published by Jim, Categories: Obituary


John F. "Popeye" Polchinski



John F. Polchinski, age 95, of Beaver Dam, died Friday, June 27, 2014 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam.

Visitation for John will be at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home, N7199 North Crystal Lake Road in Beaver Dam on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.  Funeral services will follow at the funeral home on Wednesday beginning at 12:00 Noon.  Celebrant John R. Leiting will officiate.  Burial will be at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

John was born on October 10, 1918 to the late Frank and Martha (Krezinski) Polchinski.  After graduating from Beaver Dam High School, John served in the US Army during World War II, serving with a tank battalion in the Pacific Theater.  In November of 1946, John was united in marriage with Clara Westover at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Beaver Dam.  John was a mail carrier in Beaver Dam for over 30 years, retiring in 1979.  When he was younger, he enjoyed bowling, baseball and woodworking; he also enjoyed golf and fishing.

Survivors include his two children, Barbara (Bob) Johnson of Madison and Alan Polchinski of Beaver Dam; 6 grandchildren, Jessica (Dan) Bushkie of Watertown, Ben (Sarah) Johnson of Madison, Nick (Elizabeth) Johnson of Milwaukee, Stephanie Polchinski of Beaver Dam, Kara (Ben) Nelson and Kyle Polchinski, both of Beaver Dam; 10 great grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.  John was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and several brothers and sisters.

If desired, memorials may be made in John F. Polchinski’s name to the Badger Honor Flight, PO Box 258066, Madison, WI 53725.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com or www.KoepsellFH.com



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