Obit: Lemanski, Florian J. (1936 - 2012)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Arneson, Bloom, Diermeier, Helnore, Kafka, Jackson, Lemanski, Linder, Miller, Narlock, Riemer, Vetter, Weideman, Weiland, Wogernese, Wolf, Zoromski

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 5/04/2012

Lemanski, Florian J. (9 APR 1936 - 2 MAY 2012)

Florian J. Lemanski, 76, Marathon, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Marathon.

He was born April 9, 1936 in the town of Cassel, son of the late Casimir and Eulalia "Sis" (Kafka) Lemanski.

Florian attended grade school at Sacred Heart in Cassel and graduated from Marathon High School in 1955. On July 11, 1956, he married Jacquiline Vetter at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon.

Florian was a veteran of the United States Navy with the USS Sellstrom from 1956 until 1960. He spent many years farming in Marathon and also worked as a parts person at different implement dealerships, with fifteen years at Gertschen's Implement.

Florian was on the Board of Directors and Past Secretary for the Marco Co-op for many years, Past President of the Rib Riders Snowmobile Club, on the Board of Directors for Stetsonville Oil Company and a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus, Mosinee.

Among his favorite pastimes, he enjoyed bowling, woodworking, carpentry, welding, golfing, fixing tractors, driving MF 540 combines, and most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include, his lifetime friend and mother of his children, Jacquiline Lemanski, Marathon; three sons, Joel (Zona) Lemanski, Patrick (Barbara) Lemanski and David (Paulette) Lemanski, all of Marathon; one daughter, Peggy (Bradley) Miller, Mosinee; four brothers, Murilen Lemanski, Wausau; Roger (Harriet) Lemanski, Bryon (Karen) Lemanski and James (Peggy) Lemanski, all of Marathon; three sisters, Geraldine (Christie) Bloom, Marathon, Janice (Donald) Linder, Marathon and Diann (Kim) Helnore, Belvidere, Ill.; 20 grandchildren, Jill (Tim) Narlock, Julie (Jimmy) Weideman, Emily and Matt Wogernese, Jonathan, Michael and Sarah Lemanski, Elizabeth (Patrick) Weiland, Hannah (Nick) Arneson, Abigail (fiance' Sayer Jackson) Lemanski, Olivia and Noah Lemanski, Andrew, Dana, Anthony, Devin, Alex and Danielle Lemanski and Spencer and Merideth Miller; six great grandchildren, Elijah, Leo, Jonah, Hayden, Adessah and Cordelia; his longtime friend, Sally Riemer, Rib Mountain; Sally's children, Amy (Tim) Zoromski and their children, Abigail and Anna, Rick (Kim) Riemer and their children, Carson and Chase, and Kristy (Jason) Wolf and their daughter, Emily; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Cindy Wogernese; one grandson, Daniel Lemanski; one sister, Ann Lemanski; and one sister-in-law, Maureen Lemanski.

The funeral mass was celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Marathon. Rev. Joseph Diermeier presided.

Pall bearers were Andrew, Jonathan, Michael, Anthony, and Noah Lemanski, Matt Wogernese, Spencer Miller, and Mark Wasmundt. Burial was at the parish cemetery, with full military honors conducted by the American Legion Dreikosen Post No. 469, Marathon.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon was charge of arrangements.

Online condolences at

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services and the fine group of clinic providers and staff that participated in Florian's care.



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