George M. Moskal

Born: Fri., Mar. 10, 1939
Died: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 01, 2018
Location: Holy Trinity Orthodox Church

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Fri., Mar. 02, 2018
Location: Holy Trinity Orthodox Church

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Honoring the Life and Milestones of George Michael Moskal.

George Michael Moskal, age 78 of Rice Lake, WI, passed away peacefully with family at his side on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 after a  courageous battle with prostate cancer.
George was born March 10th, 1939 in Minneapolis, MN, the eldest son of George and Anna (Fayo) Moskal. He grew up in northeast        Minneapolis and Fridley, MN, graduating from Columbia Heights High School in 1957.

After graduation, George joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Washington D.C. where he was a Photographic Technician from 1958-1960. He left the Navy, returned to Minneapolis, met and married his 1st wife, Judith M. Sarych, in June of 1960 and began training with his father as a pipefitter at Soo Line Railroad, but was laid-off in late 1961.
George’s 1st son, Scott Michael, was born in April of 1961. As a new father, he decided to join the U.S. Air Force and moved his new family to Denver, CO where he was stationed at Lowry Air Force Base. George was incredibly smart and charming, and though he didn’t have the necessary college degree required to take a test in aviation precision measurement, he convinced his superiors to allow him to take the test, ultimately scoring the 2nd highest to anyone that had ever been tested before. He became an aviation calibration technician, which meant a higher salary and even taught classes at the Base.
After a transfer to Amarillo, TX Air Force Base and the tragic loss of George’s 2nd son, Richard Dean, shortly after birth in 1962, he left the Air Force in 1963, and brought his family back to Minneapolis. George was invaluable to the Air Force; they even offered him a $10,000 bonus to re-enlist.
With his extensive experience from the military, George was offered a tech position with IBM, in Boulder, CO. In early 1964, he uprooted the family and returned to Colorado. He was soon to be a father again, his 1st daughter Debora Ann, was born in June of 1964, his “little girl”.
After another relocation, in 1966, to California for a great job opportunity in electronics and the loss of a 2nd infant child, daughter, Nancy Lynn, George and family returned to Minneapolis in 1968. George and Judith separated and later divorced in 1970. He took a job at a paint company in northeast Minneapolis and later joined the Air National Guard Reserves.
He met and married Phyllis J. Stenberg in December of 1974. Phyllis had 4 children from a previous marriage, Kelline, Julie, Craig, and Susan, whom George grew to love as his own. They made their home in Prairie Farm, WI. In April of 1976, their son, George Nathan was born. During this time, George worked as a cheese maker at Stella Cheese in Cumberland, WI and later transferred into maintenance at Foremost Farms in Clayton, WI. He continued in the Reserves and was sent on several technical missions around the world. He was a    brilliant man and the military knew it!
In his spare time, George was an avid outdoorsman who thoroughly enjoyed nature, fishing, and hunting. He was honorably discharged as a Master Sergeant from the Reserves, retiring with over 27 years of combined military service. He loved to travel and in 2010 took a trip with his son to visit Eastern Europe, the “Old Country”. He also went to Guatemala with his Church where he enjoyed helping a small village with the construction of a school. George was a beloved active member at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Clayton, WI where he could always be found arriving early on Sundays to light all the candles before service began. His big smile and endless story telling will be deeply missed by all.
The family wants to thank all who prayed for George (and family); Dr. Delmastro and his team at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI; Nurse, Adrienne Helgeson and Dr. Shieffling his caring Home Hospice team.
Preceded in Death By~
His wife, Phyllis Moskal; parents, George & Anna Moskal;
infant son, Richard Moskal and infant daughter, Nancy Moskal; 
sister, Doris Johnson and brother, Ralph Moskal.
Survived By~
Sons and Daughters:
Scott Michael Moskal - Los Angeles, CA; Debora Moskal Goetz - Denver, CO; George Nathan Moskal - Minneapolis, MN; Susan Stenberg -Ridgeland, WI; Julie (Guy) Gessell - Elk River, MN; Craig Stenberg -St. Francis, MN; Kelline (Frank) Gremsperger - Elk River, MN
Grandchildren: Samantha Goetz, Adam Nicpon, Lucas Nicpon, Myah Stenberg, Ashley Larsin

Sister, Dorothy Lykke - Taylors Falls, MN

Great Grandchildren: Ben, Alyssa, Alexis.

Many Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Extended Family and Friends
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to: “George Moskal” at: 120 Hennepin Ave., #406, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Funeral Services  at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Clayton, WI on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 10:30 A.M.

Visitation at Holy Trinity Church on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 4 - 7 PM and an hour before the service on Friday

Celebrant - Fr. Christopher Wojcik                    Music - Holy Trinity Choir                              
Director - Paula McDaniels

Casketbearers - Andrew Moskal, John Moskal, Joey Schmidt, Guy Gessell, Adam Nicpon,
& Lucas Nicpon

Interment - Holy Trinity Orthodox Cemetery in Clayton, WI
Military Honors  -   All Clear Lake Area Veterans Honor Guard

Scheuermann-Hammer  Funeral Home  -  Clear Lake, WI

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Wendy Stenberg
   Posted Wed February 28, 2018
I'm so sorry for the family's loss, I have some fond memories of George and it was interesting to read his obituary and learn things about him
That I never knew. I always thought he would have been a great teacher because he really like to explain things and tell stories. ☺️ Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Love, Wendy

Chuck Mattison
   Posted Thu March 01, 2018
My thoughts have been with George and his family since I learned of his passing. We shared many memories as kids growing up in Northeast Minneapolis. We may be cousins but that does not describe how close I feel to him. His memory will be with me forever.

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