Edward ‘Ed’ Antoniewicz Jr.
April 29, 1924 - April 2, 2013
Edward “Ed” Antoniewicz Jr. of Waukesha died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 88. He was born in White Lake on April 29, 1924, the son of Edward and Clara (nee Bombinski) Antoniewicz Sr.
He was a graduate of White Lake High School and attended St. Norbert’s College before graduating from the University of Wisconsin. Ed proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps from 1943 until 1946. On June 19, 1948, he married Catherine Ryerson at St. Thomas Church in Milwaukee; she preceded him in death on Jan. 7, 2000. Ed worked for Waukesha Engine as a mechanical engineer for more than 38 years. He enjoyed going up north to the family farmstead, was a great-woodworker, a terrific mechanic and loved a good piece of pie. He will always be remembered as a very kind and patient man, whose grandchildren were above all else.
He will be deeply missed by his six children, Edward A. (Lori) Antoniewicz of Oshkosh, Gary (Martha) Antoniewicz of Madison, Kevin Antoniewicz of Waukesha, Barbara (Richard) Hughes of Crystal, Minn., Joseph (Valerie) Antoniewicz of New Berlin and David (Tammy) Antoniewicz of Prairie du Chien; along with his 11 grandchildren, Edward A. Jr., April, Mark, Benjamin, Christopher, Pamela, Timothy, Jacob, Jon, Ryan and Ellen; and seven great-grandchildren. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.
In addition to his wife Catherine and his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Frank.
Visitation will be held Friday, April 12, from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. vigil service at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Visitation continues Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Jim Vojtik will preside. Entombment with full military honors will immediately follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
If desired, memorials are appreciated to ARCh (Association for the Rights of Citizens with handicaps), 419 Frederick St., Waukesha, WI 53186.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.