Obit: Kaczmarick, Stephen (1926 – 2010)

Contact: Dolores


Surnames: Kaczmarick, Lelio, Rohloff, Yesnick, Sicoli, Dougherty, Stork


----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI.) January 13, 2010


Kaczmarick, Stephen (2 January 1926 – 5 January 2010) With Flag


Stephen “Steve” Kaczmarick, 84, of Black River Falls died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, in his home.


He was born Jan. 2, 1926, in Peckville, PA, to Stephen and Mary (Lelio) Kaczmarick.  He was raised in Lancaster, PA, and received his high school diploma from there June 15, 1944.  He attended Delahanty Institute in New York.


Steve was a World War II Navy Veteran.  He served from 1944 thru 1948.  He attended Navy Training School at Navy Pier in Chicago and Grove City College, PA.  His training in RadMat and PreRadMat lasted for 44 weeks.  He received the Pacific and American Theater Ribbons, the Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon.


Steve married Joyce C. Rohloff Dec. 15, 1969, in Mexico. The couple lived in New York for approximately 20 years.  In 1986, they retired and moved to Melrose, MN.  They resided in Eau Claire from 1996 until 1999 when they moved to Black River Falls.


For 38 years, Steve was an electronic engineer for the RCA corporate staff.


Surviving are his wife, Joyce; three daughters, Karen Yesnick and Gail (John) Sicoli, both of New York City, and Jodi (Steven) Dougherty of Black River Falls; six grandchildren, Christopher, Katina, Keith, Brittany, Justin and Kathleen; and four great-grandchildren, Daniel, Christy, MacKenzie and Brett.


He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ruth.


Memorial funeral services followed by military honors were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, from St. John’s Lutheran Church, 351 Jefferson St. Black River Falls.  Pastor Steven Stork conducted services.  Relatives and friends called at the church Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.


In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to be given to the St. John’s Lutheran Church New building fund.


Torgerson’s Funeral Service (715-284-4321), Black River Falls, assisted the family with arrangements.



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