. Carl M. Zimanek .
Published in Green Bay
Press-Gazette on January 10, 2012
. Carl Zimanek
(1920 - 2012) Visit Guest Book Carl M. Zimanek, 91, Oconto, passed away
Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Country House, Oconto. Carl was born Feb. 2,
1920, in Pensaukee, to the late John and Anna (Kozielc) Zimanek. He
married Rose Czachor on Jan. 12, 1946, and in 1996 they celebrated
their 50th wedding anniversary. Carl was inducted into the U.S. Army on
Feb. 5, 1942, he served one year with a general hospital as an
ambulance driver, and transferred to the 83rd Division as a combat
medic during the Battle of the Bulge and the Hurtgen Forest, for which
he received two battle stars and the Bronze Star for meritous service.
Carl was discharged on Dec. 3, 1946. He received a certificate of
appreciation from the French government for the liberation of France
1944 to 1995. On July 1, 1947, Carl started at the post office as a
city mail carrier for 30 years, retiring in February of 1975. He then
started an upholstery shop which kept him busy until he retired from
upholstery. Carl was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Lena, Holy
Name Society, D.A.V. and American Legion Post# 74, Oconto.
Carl is survived by his wife, Rose Zimanek, Oconto; a son, Jim (Kay)
Zimanek, Appleton; daughter-in-law, Brenda Zimanek, Oconto; sister,
Adeline (Paul) Pitroski, Abrams; sister-in-law, Bernadine Zimanek,
Pensaukee; two grandchildren, Jason (Jacqueline Rizzo) Zimanek, Mark
(Michelle) Zimanek; and one great-grandchild, Samantha Rose. He was
preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Zimanek; and four brothers, Albert,
Louis, Anton and John "Jack" Zimanek.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Holy Trinity
Catholic Church, Oconto, from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
church with the Rev. Bob Karuhn officiating. Burial will be at the
Oconto Catholic Cemetery with Military Rites by the American Legion
Post# 74. The Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, is assisting the family.
Online condolences may expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.
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