Florian "Red" Lasecke Jr, age 85, of Stevens Point, passed away Saturday January 9, 2021 at Crossroads Care Center in Weyawega, WI.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Red will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday January 13, 2021 at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover, WI. Rev. Edward Shuttleworth will officiate. Burial will be at the Plover Cemetery.
Here are the live-stream links for the funeral.
The Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/stbrons/live/
The YouTube link: https://youtu.be/_kslUy_NO3o
There will be a visitation and open casket for friends and family from 9:30 - 10:45 Wednesday morning at the Plover/Shuda Funeral Home: 2400 Plover Road in Plover.
Red was born May 26, 1935 in Stevens Point, the son of Florian and Elizabeth (Szymanski) Lasecke. He graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1953, and soon after entered into the United States Air Force.
After his honorable discharge in 1957, Red returned home to Stevens Point. He began his career as a merchant marine for the Great Lakes fleet and worked six months out of every year stationed in Superior, WI and Duluth, MN. He then met the love of his life and soul mate, Eunice (Brooks) Slowinski, and got married soon after on September 7, 1986. Red retired in 1996, the couple enjoyed spending time together golfing, bowling, gardening, fishing, playing cards, and spending time with their family. Red enjoyed ice fishing, writing letters, watching westerns that featured John Wayne, woodworking, telling stories, trying new things, living life to the fullest and most of all being the most loving and caring husband to his wife, Eunice.
Red is survived by his step-children; Rhonda Brooks, Lea Beth Cozzetto, Kurt (Peggy) Slowinski, Melissa Brooks. Step-grand children; Shashona Brooks, Milo Brooks, Ashley Cozzetto, Louis Cozzetto, Olivia (Justin) VanNatta, Ava Cozzetto, Martin (Mandy) Slowinski, Frank (Natalie) Slowinski. Step-great grandchildren; Griffin & Callum Slowinski and Nigel & Vera VanNatta. Two brothers: Frank (Gail) Lasecke and Don (Lois) Lasecke. His sister Margie Lasecke and her son David Meldman. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Dolores (Jerry) & Lois (Bill) and his wife Eunice in 2016.
There will be an additional service in the spring.