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3200 Stanley Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: 715-344-2113
Fax: 715-344-2166
Arthur E. Zagrzebski

Arthur E. Zagrzebski

Friday, May 31st, 2019
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Arthur E. Zagrzebski, age 93, of Stevens Point passed away peacefully in his sleep, on Friday, May 31, 2019, after a brief battle with cancer.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Arthur will be held at 11AM on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Holy Spirit Parish - 838 Fremont St. Stevens Point, WI. Rev. Steve Brice will officiate. Friends and family may gather to share memories from 4-6:30PM on Friday June 7, 2019 at Shuda Funeral Chapel – 3200 Stanley St. Stevens Point, WI. A General Rosary will be prayed at 6:30PM on Friday at the funeral home led by the Knights of Columbus. Visitation will continue on Saturday from 10-11AM at the church. Burial with full Military Honors by American Legion Post #6 of which he was a member will follow at Guardian Angel Cemetery.

Arthur was born in Stevens Point on March 7, 1926, the son of Peter and Josephine (Derezinski) Zagrzebski and the youngest of 11 children. He graduated high school in 1944 and attended college through 1946 at St. Mary’s in Orchard Lake, MI. Arthur enlisted in the Army in 1946 and later transferred to the Air Force. He was honorably discharged in 1949 having attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. After his service for our country, Arthur continued his education at DeForest Training School in Chicago, IL where he became a licensed radio station engineer. On December 27, 1949 Arthur married Stella Pioro at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Stevens Point. Arthur owned and operated Zag Electronics, a local TV/Appliance store from 1952-1985.

Arthur was very active in the community and was a long time member of the Knights of Columbus having received the honor of the Fourth Degree in 2001. He enjoyed reading to the kindergarten class at St. Stanislaus School. Arthur was devout in his faith. He had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother and was a patron of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. He was a lifelong member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church/Holy Spirit Parish, serving in various capacities including Eucharistic Minister, Lector, and maintaining the sound system for many years. He was a friend to priests throughout his life, including them in his family and inviting them into his home for meals and special occasions. He was a special friend to Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke. He was a member of the Resurrection Choir and Celebration Choir. He served as Lay Minister and Leader of Prayer, was a Consecrated Marian Catechist, Volunteer Coordinator for Catholic Services until 2018 ministering to the various assisted living facilities and nursing homes throughout the area. He was privileged to be a confirmation sponsor to many family and youth. He had a special ministry as an Apostle of the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart in the Family in many homes throughout the community. He served as Volunteer of Spiritual Services at St. Michael’s Hospital, having recently been given an award for 1000 hours of service and facilitated numerous bible study programs at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church/Holy Spirit Parish. He traveled extensively with his wife Stella.

Arthur is survived by his 7 children: John Zagrzebski, Nekoosa, WI; Joseph Zagrzebski, Stevens Point, WI; Jane (Gary) Czlapinski, Stevens Point, WI; Joyce Zagrzebski, San Mateo, CA; Janet (Brian) Asplin, Stevens Point, WI; JoAnn Zagrzebski, Stevens Point, WI; and James (Tracy) Zagrzebski, Pensacola, FL; sister Emeline Martinez, Flagstaff, AZ; 13 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Stella, and grandchild.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe – 5250 Justin Road, Lacrosse, WI 54601; the Marian Catechist Apostolate - PO Box 637, La Crosse, WI 54602-0637; Holy Spirit Parish - 838 Fremont St, Stevens Point, WI 54481.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 7th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:30pm
    When
    Friday, June 7th, 2019 4:00pm - 6:30pm
    Location
    Shuda Funeral Chapel
    Address
    3200 Stanley Street
    STEVENS POINT, WI 54481
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 | 10:00am - 10:45am
    When
    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
    Location
    Holy Spirit Parish (St. Stanislaus Catholic Church)
    Address
    838 Fremont St.
    STEVENS POINT, WI
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  • Service

    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Holy Spirit Parish (St. Stanislaus Catholic Church)
    Address
    838 Fremont St.
    STEVENS POINT, WI
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debi Cleworth

Posted at 10:11am
JoAnn and family,

Sorry for your loss -- may your memories bring you smiles and peace!

debi Cleworth, Wisconsin Rapids
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Rev. Robert Streveler

Posted at 11:34am
I extend to you my sympathy and the assurance of my prayers. Art was one of God's dedicated servants who did many things for the Church in Stevens Point. May we all follow his example of faithfulness to God, family and our fellow humans. We will remember him here at Mass today.

God bless you

Fr. Bob Streveler
St. Anthony's Spirituality Center, Marathon

Michael Martinez

Posted at 02:53pm
The family of Emeline (Zagrzebski) Martinez wishes to send their love and prayers. Donations from the family are being sent to the Marian Catechist Apostolate as requested, in honor of Uncle Art. We are so happy that he was able to FaceTime frequently with his sister during these last few months. Here is a photo of Mom and Art.

Michael Martinez

Posted at 02:45pm
The family of Emeline (Zagrzebski) Martinez wishes to send prayers and condolences. We regret that we cannot be present. We are so thankful that Mom (Emeline) was able to FaceTime with Uncle Art during these last few months. Sending love and also contributing to the Marian Catechist Apostolate in honor of Uncle Art.
LG

Lynn Gorzlancyk

Posted at 07:26pm
Arthur was a kind and giving soul. We are grateful for his willingness to serve as a sponsor for all 3 of our children’s confirmation. His passion for his faith was and is an inspiration. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. With love, Scott and Lynn Gorzlancyk.
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