Stanley E. Pyszka
Stanley E. Pyszka, 84, of Scheller died 2:43 a.m. Dec. 7, 2004, at St.
Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
He was born April 1, 1920, in Scheller, a son of Lottie and Lena (Rastopher)
Pyszka. He married Alice (Kerry) Pyszka Oct. 30, 1945, in Du Bois at St.
Charles Catholic Church; she survives in Scheller.
Mr. Pyszka is also survived by three sons, Stanley A. Pyszka and wife Frances
of Waltonville, Carey "Deno" Pyszka and wife Deanna of Benton and Mark Pyszka
of Georgetown; a brother, Albert Pyszka and wife Sylvia of Belleville; two
sisters, Bernice Osborn and husband Neal of Nason and Bernida Newell of Waltonville;
a grandson, Stanley A. "Stash" Pyszka and special friend Tiffany Clark of
Mt. Vernon; two granddaughters, Monica Witter and husband Charles of Mt.
Vernon and Jessica Pyszka-Pigg of Nashville; and seven great-grandchildren,
Alexis, Chelbie, Hannah, Abbigal, Gretchen, Kamber and Logan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Frank Pyszka; and an
infant brother, Vincent Pyszka.
He was a coal miner for Freeman United Coal Orient No. 3 in Waltonville until
retirement and was a farmer. He was a member of St. Barbara's Catholic Church
in Scheller. He graduated from Waltonville High School in 1939. He was a member
of the Waltonville Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ashley Sportsman's Club.
He served his country in the United States Army during World War II in the 3rd
Mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday at St. Barbara's Catholic Church in Scheller,
with the Revs. Daniel Jurek and Bert Iffert officiating. Interment will follow at
St. Barbara's Catholic Cemetery in Scheller. Military honors will be provided by
American Legion Post 141 of Mt. Vernon. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday
at Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville. Rosary will be conducted by the Rev. Von Deeke
7 p.m. Thursday. Memorials may be made to St. Barbara's Catholic Cemetery and will
be accepted at Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville. Newell Funeral Home is in charge
of arrangements, where you may call 279-7272 for further information.
Date: 10 Dec 2004
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman