DODGE, Wis. – Roman E. Kujak, 78, of Dodge, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at Franciscan Skemp Healthcare Center in Arcadia, Wis.
He was born Nov. 16, 1922, in Pine Creek, Wis., the son of Stanley and Anna (Wantoch) Kujak. He married Anna M. Eichman Sept. 23, 1947, at Sacred Heart Church in Pine Creek. Roman and his wife, Anna, farmed in the Dodge area for many years and he later worked at Kujak Transport as a diesel mechanic. His favorite hobbies included gardening, hunting and fishing, and he always enjoyed a good game of Sheepshead. His family and friends will remember him as a great Packer fan.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II and was discharged at the rank of corporal. Roman served as a Marine Raider in the Pacific area and was wounded in action in 1945. He fought at New Georgia Island, BSI, Guam, Mariana Islands, Okinawa and Ryukyu Islands. He was decorated with the Purple Heart Medal. He was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Pine Creek and a member of the American Legion, VFW and DAV.
He is survived by his wife, Anna of Trempealeau, Wis.; 10 children, Kenneth (Marilyn) Kujak of Galesville, Wis., Roman S. (Debra) Kujak of Fountain City, Wis., Diane (Rick) Brumberg of Boulder City, Nev., Paul (Barbara) Kujak of River Falls, Wis., Bernard (Ann) Kujak of Winona, Minn., Betty Kleppe of Wausau, Wis., Marie (Garrett) Hebel of Tallahassee, Fla., Phyllis (David) La Fontaine of River Falls, Carol Volkmann of St. Charles, Minn., and Therese Kujak of Onalaska, Wis.; 22 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; one brother, Daniel (Leona) Kujak of Winona; and one sister, Annemarie (Matthew) Daw of Prescott, Ariz. He was preceded in death by one son, his parents, two brothers and four sisters.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at noon Friday, July 6, 2001, at Sacred Heart Church in Pine Creek. The Rev. Robert Polcyn will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Watkowski-Pronschinske Funeral Home and again from 11 a.m. until time of services Friday at the church. The Rev. Polcyn will recite the rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday. Pallbearers will be the Marine Reserves of Minneapolis, and they will also provide military honors at the cemetery.