Walter "Wally" A. Pavelski

Funeral services will be held at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Jackson for Walter "Wally" A. Pavelski of Jackson, who was called home to the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 at the age of 75. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Borgia-North Catholic Church in Cedarburg after the funeral service. Visitation will be held at 4 p.m. at the funeral home today, followed by a prayer vigil at 7:30 p.m. A second visitation will be held at the funeral home tomorrow morning, from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 10:20 a.m. Following the Mass on Wednesday, military honors will be conducted for Wally at St. Francis Borgia Cemetery in Cedarburg.

Wally was born on Sept. 10, 1930 to Walter and Paulene (nee Bonkowski) in Buena Vista. He grew up and attended school in Amherst. As a U.S. Marine during the Korean War, Wally survived enemy combat aboard the USS Essex.

On Aug. 25, 1952 Wally married his childhood sweetheart Carol Wied. For more that 40 years Wally and Carol owned and operated W&C Trucking, Inc., until their retirement in 1995. Wally was preceded in death by Carol on May 17, 1998.

Wally was blessed to find love again, and on Oct. 15, 2005 he married Margaret "Peggy" (nee Banahan).

Wally enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, bargain hunting, dancing and traveling with Peggy in their RV to many special locations. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Wally is survived by his wife Margaret "Peggy" M. (nee Banahan); children Jessica (Ken) Pelt, Rick, Steven, Sheri (Del) Prokop, Connie (Carl) Kohn and Gina (Jim) Blank; grandchildren Peter, Ross, Nichole, Aisha, Kristi, Dylan, Emily and Holden; sister Harriet (Jack) Weidand; and brother Jerome (Doris). He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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