Peter A. Augustinak Sr., age 88, of King, WI passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.
He was born January 30, 1927 in the Town of Alban, Portage County, Wisconsin, son of Anton and Clara (Lorbiecki) Augustyniak. Peter served honorably in the US Navy during World War II, stationed in 29 Palms, California and Adak, Alaska. He married Evelyn Yenter on May 20, 1950 at St. Adalbert’s Church, Rosholt, followed by a reception at Northland Ballroom. After moving to Milwaukee, he was employed at Maynard Steel Co., eventually driving truck for Paulsen Lumber Co, before retiring from Steinman Lumber as a proud member of Teamsters Local 200. After retirement, they moved back “Up North” to Waupaca, where they enjoyed their home in the country. He especially enjoyed spending Sunday afternoons with his family watching NASCAR races. He also cherished his many friends and the staff at Living Oaks, Iola, WI. He was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Waupaca, and the American Legion Post, Rosholt.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Evelyn, and his brother Ernie Augustine. He is survived by daughter, Linda (Jerry) Gans, Corona, CA; sons: Cary (Linda) Augustinak, Oak Creek, WI; Randy (Debbie) Augustinak, Land O’ Lakes, WI; Peter A. Augustinak Jr., Slinger, WI; brother, Vernon Augustyniak, Galloway, WI; grandsons, Shawn Augustinak (fiancée Stephanie Pepin), Menomonee Falls, WI and Brandon Augustinak, Oak Creek, WI; granddaughter, Amanda (Jeremy) Harcus, Union Grove, WI; step-grandson, Eric (Krista) Van Asten, Fond du Lac, WI; Michelle (Mark) Wiese, Janesville, WI; great-grandson, Wesley; step-great grandsons, Adam and Evan; step-great-granddaughters, Corryn, Lillyan, and Raelyn.
The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Waupaca at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2015 with Father Amalraj Roche officiating. Interment of cremains will be in the St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Cemetery, Waupaca. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca and Thursday, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Special thanks to the nursing staff at King, the staff and residents of Living Oaks Assisted Living, and the hospice staff at Theda Home Care, for their care and concern.