Gerald Thomas Konshak, 79, Ashwaubenon, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2012. He was born on June 18, 1932 to Mary (Kiernan) and John Konshak in De Pere, WI. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps. On November 15, 1952, he married Virginia Baenen at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Bay Settlement. Gerald worked at Nicolet Paper Mill until retirement in 1997.
Gerald enjoyed his family and friends. He proudly wore his American Red Cross 5-gallon tack for blood donations. He was an avid card player and assembler of jigsaw puzzles. He was always ready to share his love of sports, especially the Packers and Brewers. Gerald will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He will be remembered for his love of life and family.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Virginia Konshak and their 10 children: daughters, Jane (Randy) Puyleart, Carol Konshak, Debra (Paul) Bronander, Rita Konshak and Roxanne (Jeff) Emmerling; sons, John (Dixie) Konshak, Patrick (Becky) Konshak, Dale (Michelle) Konshak, Joseph Konshak and Troy (Heather) Konshak. He is further survived by 25 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and five brothers.
Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N. Tenth St. in De Pere on Sunday, June 10, 2012 from 4pm until 8pm. A parish prayer service will be held at 7:30pm to bring the evening to a close. Visitation will continue at St. Willebrord Catholic Church, 209 S. Adams St. in Green Bay, on Monday, June 11, 2012 from 9 am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am with Fr. Andrew Cribben, O.Praem officiating. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Konshak family. Memorial donations to the American Red Cross of Northeastern Wisconsin, 515 S. Washburn St., Ste 201, Oshkosh, WI 54904 in honor of his support of this organization would be appreciated.
Read Gerald Konshak's Obituary and Guestbook on www.ryanfh.com.