Chester F. Kaczmarek
Chester F. Kaczmarek, age 77 of Silver Lake, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.
Chester was born July 6, 1922, in Hale Township, the son of Anton and Sophie (Jaskowiak) Kaczmarek. He attended St. Adalbert's Catholic School, Silver Lake.
On Oct. 2, 1945, Chester married Luella Fasching.
Chester farmed, drove school bus, and was employed by Lester's Inc. during his lifetime.
His hobbies included sharpening tools and helping out on the family farm. He also enjoyed polka dancing, card playing, and visiting with family and friends.
A member of the Knights of Columbus and the cemetery board at his church, Chester was also a member of the Silver Lake Produce Board, the Creamery Board Shipping Association, and the senior citizens group.
Chester served his community as a Pola-Czesky Days volunteer, as well as volunteering at the dining site and for many church activities.
Survivors include his wife Luella; children: Kenneth and wife, Colleen; David and wife, Judy; Ron and wife, Karen; Connie Mikolichek and husband, Harvey; Tom and wife, Robin; Frank and wife, Lori; and Joe and wife, Dori.
He is further survived by brother and sister-in-law, Cyril and Elizabeth Kaczmarek, Collierville, Tenn.; and sister-in-law, Delphine Kaczmarek, Silver Lake; 24 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Chester was preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Sophie Kaczmarek; sisters, Lucille Bayerl and Peggy Sherman; and brother, Edward Kaczmarek.
Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Silver Lake. The Rev. Bob Mraz, The Rev. Mark Mallak (Chester's nephew), and The Rev. Felix Fasching (Chester's cousin) officiated the services. The organist was Sister Elizabeth Gruenes.
Music for the service included "Prayer of St. Francis," "On Eagle's Wings," "I Am The Bread of Life," "How Great Thou Art," and "Grandpa, Tell Me About The Good Old Days."
Altar servers were Megan Kaczmarek, Tyler Kaczmarek, and Ryan Exsted. The lector was Gary Kaczmarek.
Interment was at St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Silver Lake. Pallbearers were Mike Kaczmarek, Jason Kaczmarek, Ryan Kaczmarek, Stacy Kaczmarek, Chad Kaczmarek, and Brian Mikolichek.
Funeral arrangements were by Maresh Funeral Home.
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