John R. Oleck, 87, of The Town of Brazeau, Wis., passed away peacefully at home Nov. 1, 2019, with his loving family by his side.  He was born to the late Robert and Minnie (Swenty) Oleck on Nov. 5, 1931.  He served in the United States Army for two years. 
John married the former Shirley Blazek on Nov. 10, 1956, in Milwaukee.  The couple operated the family farm for many years.  John also was a milk hauler for Morning Glory until retiring in 1995.  John had his private pilot’s license and enjoyed flying with friends and family.  He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with family.  He was a member of Safe Haven Community Church, Pound.
Surviving are three children: Perry (Correen) Oleck, Tim (Kathy) Oleck, Sherri Hodkiewicz; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one sister, Violet ONeil, four brothers: George, Donald, Oliver and Richard and a special friend, Barb.  John was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Shirley, two daughters: Lorri and Patti, four brothers: Robert, August, Elmer, Charles; and five sisters: Bernice, Lorraine, Marian, Betty and Susan.
The family will greet relatives and friends Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Safe Haven Community Church, N5238 Parkway Road, Pound, from 9 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 11 a.m., with Pastor Mark Kostreva officiating.  Military honors will be given by the Coleman American Legion at the church.  John will be placed to rest at Hickory Cemetery.  
Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman is assisting the family.