Henry “Hank” Paul Pawlicki, age 90, of Silver Lake, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, at Cedar Crest Estates in Silver Lake.
He was born May 29, 1926, in Hale Township, McLeod County, the son of Peter and Martha (Pawlak) Pawlicki.
Henry served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.
After his time in the service, he returned to farming.
Hank had a stroke in 1993. With a lot of rehabilitation, he was released from the hospital and lived at St. Mary's in Winsted, then Orchard Estates in Glencoe, Lakeside apartments, and finally Cedar Crest Estates in Silver Lake. He made many friends along the way, and will be remembered as a favorite uncle in the family.
Hank engaged in farming and hauled silage for many years. He also was formerly employed at Green Giant as a foreman.
He enjoyed gardening, and fishing, and was a happy person.
Hank was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, and belonged to Silver Lake American Legion Post 141.
He is survived by a brother-in-law, Robert Schurmann of New Germany; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Hank was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Veronica Schurmann and Dolores Schultz.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place Friday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, followed by interment with military rites at St. Adalbert Cemetery in Silver Lake. Father Paul Schumacher was the celebrant for the mass; Amy Kylochko was the reader; and Alice Nowak was the organist.
There was visitation Thursday, Sept. 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, with a rosary at 5:30 p.m., followed by a prayer service at 6 p.m. Visitation continued Friday morning, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Casket bearers were Paul Schultz, Russel Schurmann, Randy Schurmann, Mark Schurmann, Dean Schurmann, and Alan Mickolichek.
The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family.