Russell “Rusty” James Schwedrsky, 76, of Mauston, Wisconsin died at his home on Monday April 8, 2013.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lyndon Station with Father Valentine Joseph celebrating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Conway-Picha Funeral Home in Lyndon Station on Friday from 3 to 7 P.M. and on Saturday from 9 to 10:45 A.M. and then process to the church.
Russell was born November 30, 1936, in Seven Mile Creek to George and Stella (Scully) Schwedrsky. He grew up on a farm and attended St. Mary’s Grade School and graduated from Madonna High School. He married Alice Johnson on June 13, 1959, at St. Mary’s Church in Lyndon Station. They were married for 23 years and had four children. He spent the later years of his life with his life partner, Rita Hutchins, till her passing in 2006.
Russell and Alice owned and operated Rusty’s Red Dot Bar in Mauston. Later in life he worked for Hamm’s Brothers in Mauston where he worked until his retirement. After he retired, Russ enjoyed working part-time for Hamm’s Brothers, Kim Floral, Lulich Landscaping, Scully Oil, and Walsh Cargo.
Russ, informally known as the Krazy Polock, enjoyed spending time with his many friends in the area. He was a Packer, Badger, and Brewer fan. He enjoyed taking his tractor to local parades with his sons and grandchildren. He had a green thumb and always had a very well kept garden. Russ was a great cribbage player and once had a perfect hand.
Rusty is survived by his four children: Lonny (Angie), T.J. (Beth), Gary (Darcy), Toots (Jay), Mike, and Laurie (Alex). Grandchildren: Marty, Stephen, Tanner, Haley, Alonda, Andy, Danielle, Tara Jo, Jake, Jon, Austin, Trevor, Tristyn, Tanner, Maci, Alesha, and Brady. Great Grandchildren: Kali Jo, Luke, and Burke. As well as many nieces and nephews and many dear friends. He was proceeded in death by his mother and father, Brothers Bobby and Leo, life partner Rita Hutchins, and Grandson Jon.
In lieu of flowers memorials to the church would be appreciated.