John "Jack" S. Walschinski, 86, Green Bay, passed away, Monday afternoon, November 21, 2022, at a local hospital while surrounded by his loving family. Born December 18, 1935, in Green Bay, he is the son of the late Stanley and Rose (Joppe) Walschinski. John met the former Suzanne Pilz square dancing. The couple married April 11, 1959, at Annunciation Church, Green Bay and she preceded him in death on September 10, 2015. In 1961, the couple moved to Tacoma, WA, while John served in the National Guard and in the US Army serving as an Army Ranger. He had worked at WBAY television starting immediately after graduating from Catholic Central High School. He continued his employment as a graphic artist at WBAY for 18 years. Following his time at the station he held various sales position in the Green Bay area. John and Sue owned and operated JW's of Door County in Ephraim for over 10 years, where they sold Sue's crafts and John's artwork. He was a long-time member of the Red Coats Barbershop Quartet. He was also a long-time member of and lector at Saints Peter and Paul Church. John was the former post commander and president of the Polish Legion of American Veterans and advocated for veterans' benefits. You may still find various pieces of his art throughout the community.
John is survived by five children, Rick (Lori) Walschinski, Crivitz, Jim Walschinski, Green Bay, Lori (Larry) Burrows, Green Bay, John (Annie) Walschinski, Green Bay and Dan (Bridget) Walschinski, Minneapolis; 11 grandchildren, Sara (Tony) Dao, Matthew (Alexandra) Walschinski, Adam (Megan) Walschinski, Alex Walschinski, Brad Burrows, April (Zac Shepard) Burrows, Melissa (Franklin Doxtator) Burrows, Ashley (Brandon) Pace, Nick Beauchamp, Tia (Eric) Schmidt, Stormy Beauchamp; great-grandchildren, Amelia and Greta Dao, Clark and Dean Walschinski, Bennett and Harper Pace; brothers and sisters, Jean Sprangers, Stan (Jill) Walschinski, Paul Walschinski, Ann (Steve) Rose and David (Gloria) Walschinski; further survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne; son Gregory; twin brother, Jim (Father Aaron); brothers, Tom (Jackie) Walschinski, Mark Walschinski, and Bob Walschinski;
Visitation at Malcore (East) Funeral Home, 701 N. Baird Street, Wednesday, November 30, 2022, from 4pm until the time of the service. Memorial service 7pm Wednesday, at the funeral home. Full military honors to follow. Burial will be at Allouez Catholic Cemetery.
John's family extend a thank you to the caring staff of 9th Floor of St. Vincent Hospital.