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John Wilczek

December 13, 2023 - 00:00
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John Henry Wilczek, 58, of Loyal, passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, at his home.

He was born Jan. 14, 1965, in Kingfisher, the youngest child of Theresa Berntsen Wilczek and the late Louis Wilczek.

He attended Lomega schools and was a 1983 graduate. After graduation, he attended Okmulgee School of Technology where he studied diesel mechanics.

In July 1984, he began working for Temtrol in Okarche and worked there until his death.

John farmed and ranched with his brother, Rodger. During his younger years he enjoyed team roping, coyote hunting, riding horses and participating in the Kingfisher Ranch Rodeo each year.

Every Saturday morning, you could find John eating breakfast at the City Café. He always enjoyed visiting with his brothers and friends.

He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and attended the mission church Saint Rose of Lima in Watonga.

John was preceded in death by his father Louis Wilczek, niece baby Wilczek, niece Lori Wilczek Underwood, niece Karina Wilczek, great-nephew Taylor Wilczek, great-niece Mikaela Wilczek, paternal grandparents Simon and Rose Wilczek and maternal grandparents Henry and Monica Berntsen.

He is survived by his mother, Theresa Wilczek; siblings, James (Janet) Wilczek, Stephen (Sharon) Wilczek, Stanley (Cindy) Wilczek, Edward (Carol) Wilczek, David (Rose) Wilczek, Ronald (Kim) Wilczek, Cheryl Wilczek, Rodger Wilczek, Denise Reilly and Mark (Elaine) Wilczek.

He is also survived by his 20 nieces and nephews and his 37 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Wake service for John will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Kingfisher. Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, followed by burial at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Loyal.

Memorial gifts in John’s name may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery or the American Heart Association.