Charles Peter Dziak, 74, of Athelstane, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. Charlie was born November 3, 1938, to the late Peter and Phyllis Dziak in the Town of Kronenwetter, Wis.
Charles graduated from Mosinee High School in 1957. Charlie went on to pursue a career as an Architectural Engineer. He married Paula Jean Kirst, the love of his life, on May 27, 1961, at St. Peter Claver Church in Sheboygan. Charlie started his career at Ebenreiter Lumber Company, he advanced to the engineering department at Kohler Company and then joined Quasius Brothers Construction where he became part owner. He retired in 1991. Charlie had many talents and hobbies. He loved woodworking and was a carpenter, general contractor and designer for his daughters. He and his wife, Paula, built their home "side by side" in the town of Stephenson. He was a hunter and fisherman, and he will be remembered by his great-grandchildren for his wonderful model railroading. Charlie and Paula served at mass with Father Donald Burkart at St. Mary Chapel in the Woods for 14 years. He was also involved in the care of the grounds.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Paula; his daughters: Ann (Bill) Hoffman, Menasha, Eve (Tom) Blanchard, Sheboygan, Mary Verhage and friend Mike Fuller, Plymouth, Teresa Dziak and her partner Mary Willard, Sheboygan Falls. Charlie was blessed in life with eight grandchildren and seven - soon to be eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers: Leo (Regina) Dziak, Kodak, Tenn. and Harvey (Jeni) Dziak, North Port, Fla. and will be greatly missed by all. He was preceded in death by his brother, Lawrence Dziak.
Relatives and friends may call at Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home, 801 George St., Crivitz, Monday October 21st from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Crivitz at 11 a.m. with Father Donald Burkart officiating.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established in Charlie's name. Please visit rhodescharapata.com to express online condolences and to view a video tribute.