Archibald D. Pendergast, age 92 of Plover, died May 1, 2015 at St Claire Hospital in Weston where he had been a patient for the past two weeks.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Archie will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday May 5, 2015 at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover. Rev. Monsignor Jeffrey D. Burrill will officiate. Burial will be in St Casimir Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 10:00 am Tuesday until the time of services at the church. The American Legion Plover Post #543 will hold a ritual at 11:00 am at the church. Shuda Funeral Service is assisting the family.
Archie was born on January 30, 1923 in Ashland, WI, the son of the late Raymond and Florence (McLellan) Pendergast. He attended schools in Rib Lake before entering the United States Army on January 13, 1943. He earned the EAME Campaign Medal with 1 Bronze Star, The American Theater Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Ribbon and 1 Overseas Service Bar. After his honorable discharge on September 1, 1945 Archie moved to Stevens Point. He worked for the Soo Line Railroad until starting to drive truck for Bake Rite Bakery and later for Steffke Freight Co. He then went to work for the Michigan-Wisconsin Pipeline Co, where he worked for twenty years until his retirement. Archie married Vivian Jeske in Stevens Point on July 8, 1948. She died on July 30, 2000. Archie was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. He enjoyed being around his children and grandchildren, especially his yearly trips to Alaska where he enjoyed family and the fishing. He and his wife were also snowbirds in Arizona where they enjoyed the warm desert climate. He loved going to the casinos. Four years ago Archie was honored to be a member of the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.
He is survived by one son, Bernie (Chris) Pendergast of Soldotna, Alaska; two daughters, Anita (John) Fourkiller of Checotah, OK and Kathy (Ron) Pehlke of Waupaca, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. One brother, Francis Pendergast of Stevens Point and two sisters, Rita (Ray) Stepaniak of Stevens Point and Grace Brown of Saginaw, Texas and a dear friend, Vi Fletcher also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, seven brothers and one sister.
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