John A. Gracyalny, Green Bay (1933-2013)

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

July 14, 1933 - December 19, 2013

John A. Gracyalny, 80, passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at a Green Bay hospital. He was born July 14, 1933 in Pulaski, WI, a son of the late Steve and Josephine (Kizor) Gracyalny. John served his country in the U.S Air Force. When he was stationed in Manchester NH, he met and married the love of his life, Pauline (Dachowski).

Early in his career John was an entrepreneur, after serving his country he owned and operated a donut shop in Florida, after starting his family he owned and operated The Gracyanly Construction Company in New Hampshire. After moving his family back to Wisconsin he was a Master Carpenter, finally retiring from Marway Builders in 1997. With his carpentry skills John was able to help many friends and family with his talents, never asking for anything in return.

John is survived by his wife, Pauline Gracyalny; son, David (Gretchen Wolfe) Gracyalny; two daughters, Sherry (Dave) and Cyndi (Rob) Woitula; two grandchildren, Tyler (Abby) and Grayson Woitula. He is further survived by his siblings: Steve (Sandy) Gracyalny, Bernice (Ernest) Wolska, and Violet Gracyalny; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Steve and Josephine; brothers, Adam and Joseph; and his father and mother-in-law, John and Helen Dachowski.

Friends and family may visit on Monday, December 23, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at RYAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, De Pere, WI. A funeral service will follow at 6:00 p.m. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Gracyalny family. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established.

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