Joseph Edward Rozmarynowski
The day started with many hours of polka listening and ended with the reunion with the love of his life, Carol, on July 31, 2022 with his family by his side.
Joe Rozmarynowski was born in Bevent, WI, son of Victoria (Buchkowski) and Joseph Rozmarynowski, Sr. on March 14th, 1932. He married Carol (Ostrowski) on September 14th, 1953. Joe grew up on a dairy farm and served in the army as a military policeman for 2 years at Fort Campbell Kentucky. He married Carol on September 14, 1953 and celebrated 67 years of marriage. He worked many jobs over the course of his life including foundry, tannery, and drove taxi cab in Milwaukee. He owned a bar, Joe and Carol's, in Hatley, for 17 years which is currently Freddy's. He also retired from driving truck at Foreway after 28 years. He felt proud and lucky to have enjoyed his retirement of 28 years.
He was a member of American Legion Post 471, Hatley and St. John Catholic Church in Antigo.
Joe enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, feeding the birds, and watching the wildlife. He also enjoyed playing cards (Golf), going to the Casino, watching Westerns, game shows, Molly B, and listening to polka's on Sunday morning. He will be remembered for his kindness, jokes (jokester), quick wit, and storytelling.
Joe is survived by his daughters, Christine (Doug) Riste, Weston and Victoria (Randy) Koskey, Weston; grandchildren, Paul (Jamie) Budzynski, Greenville, April Mbida, Milwaukee, and Luke Halkoski, Wausau; great-grandchildren, Michael, and Meredith Budzynski, and Abel, Lily, and Maya Mbida.
In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his sisters, Francis, Lucille, and Irene; brothers, Ernest and Clarence; and son-in-law, Michael Budzynski.
After living in Polar, WI for 42 years, Joe moved to his new home at Renaissance Assisted Living. In only 6 months he made many new friends that he liked to play bingo with. His family is very thankful for their kindness and compassionate loving care. We felt so much love from all the staff. Special thanks to Carol and Dawn. Thank you also to the St Croix Hospice for making dad's last 5 days as comfortable as possible and supporting us during this time.
A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, August 5th, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, Antigo with Reverend Charles Hoffmann officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at Bradley Funeral Home, Antigo.
Entombment will take place at the Queen of Peace Cemetery with Antigo Veterans conducting Military Honors.