ALPHA - Florian "Fling" Wolak, 83, of Buck Lake (Alpha) passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.
He was born Aug. 12, 1928, in Buck Lake. Florian served in the Korean War.
He married the love of his life, Violet Pifer, on Feb. 10, 1968. They lived in the Buck Lake District where they managed their family farm.
Florian worked at both the Republic and Tilden mines, retiring in 1991. He loved spending time outdoors in his pumpkin garden and feeding the bears, deer, birds and all of the other animals. Florian will be sadly missed.
He is survived by four children, Sandy (John) Vary of Lansing, Ill., Carol Zarling of Fifield, Wis., Diane (Mark) Skrzyniarz of Escanaba, and Stosh (Ellie) Skibo of Green Bay, Wis.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Florian was preceded in death by four brothers, John, Joseph, Andrew, and Thomas Wolak; and three sisters, Mary Czarnik, Louise Golen, and Veronica Wolak.
Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home in Crystal Falls.
The funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Rev. Jeffrey Kurtz will officiate.
The East Side Veterans Council will conduct military honors Friday at 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls at a later date.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Florian or leave a condolence for his family online at JacobsFuneralHomes.com
The Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls is serving the family.