January 24, 2018) - Michael “Pinky” Pientkewic age 66 of Vulcan, went to be with
the Lord on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the Oscar G. Johnson V.A. Medical
Center in Iron Mountain.
He was born
on May 17, 1951 in Norway, the son of the late Martin and Marjorie (LaPorte)
graduating from Norway High School in 1969, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He
served his country in South Korea and Berlin, Germany and was honorably
discharged in 1972, with the rank of SPC/5.
the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, trapping and fishing in his younger years. He
called himself a lumberjack, working for local loggers as a piece cutter.
He was known
for his concern of our natural resources, especially the woods, and a job well
Mike watched and fed the wildlife in
his back yard, especially the birds and the deer.
volunteered at Holy Spirit School for over 30 years, was a life patron member of
the NRA and a Golden Eagles member. Mike cared deeply about our 2nd Amendment
rights to bear arms.
survived by the love of his life Therese Nowack; brother James (Jeanette)
Pientkewic of Elderon, WI; sister Rosemary (Warren) Gianunzio of Norway; nephews
Wayne (Karen) Gasbarro of Orlando, FL and their children Dominic, Adrienne and
Dallan, Steven (Donna) Gasbarro of Appleton, WI., Michael (Leanne) Gianunzio of
Milford and their daughter Mia; nieces Pattie (Kenneth Yoder) Pientkewic of
Rothschild, WI and their children Kenny, Matthew and Brennan, and Carla
Pientkewic of Kaukauna, WI.; and her children Logan Meyer and Ceara Pientkewic;
and his faithful companion Buddy, his golden retriever.
preceded in death by his parents and his sister Karen.
greet friends on Friday, January 26 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM at St. Barbara’s Church
Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 5:00 at St. Barbara’s Church with Fr.
Timothy Ekaitis presiding.
will be held in the spring at the Norway Township Cemetery.
Ortman Funeral Home of Norway was in charge of the arrangements.