George Kuznacic, age 88, devoted husband and loving father, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. He was born December 3, 1924, the son of the late Blase and Goldie (Cakanic) Kuznacic. On June 10, 1950, George married his loving wife, Marie Pakiz, in Neillsville, Wisconsin. Together they enjoyed nearly 63 years of marriage. George was employed by the Town of Sheboygan Highway Department until his retirement. He was a dedicated volunteer firefighter for the Town of Sheboygan for many years. George enjoyed gardening and his days were filled with volunteering, bee keeping and helping others. George was always there for his friends and family whenever they needed him. With a loving heart, he touched the lives of everyone he met.
George is lovingly survived by his wife, Marie Kuznacic; children: Judy (Ken) Beckley of Sheboygan, Sandra (Mike) Krainz of Milwaukee, Lynn (Keith) Strysick of Cleveland, Carol Kuznacic of Lee's Summit, MO; grandchildren: Leslie (Jeff) Ellair, Tammy (Ron) Kmiecik, Christopher (Susie) Beckley, Eric Krainz, Jessica (Matt) Daniel, Angela (fiancé Al Bartosik) Krainz, Justin Strysick; great-grandchildren: Marcus, Daniel, Elizabeth, Audrey, Eve, Maximilian, Anthony, Josephine, Ambrose, Axel, Marin, Marie, Matthew; brother, Paul Kuznacic; sister-in-law, Julie Kuznacic and brother-in-law, Frank (Rose) Pakiz. George is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
George is preceded in death by brothers and sisters: Tony (Lorraine) Kuznacic, John Kuznacic, Barbara Markusch, Ann (Edward) Dekanich, Rose (Joe) Semenic; sister-in-law, Delores Kuznacic; brother-in-law, Gilbert Pakiz and mother and father-in-law, Olga and Mirko Pakiz.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in George's name.
Funeral Services for George will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013 at Fountain Park United Methodist Church, 828 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan, with Pastor Warren Waddell officiating. Friends will be received at the church for visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.