Nicholas W. Stupak
|Nicholas W. Stupak (Mykola), age 94, formerly of Milwaukee, passed away Jan. 15th at Phelps Care Assisted Living in Phelps, WI.
He was born Dec. 2, 1923 in a small village in what was then Poland, present day Ukraine. He was the son of Paul Stupak and Rozalia Yakuts. Nick worked on the family farm as a boy; they were provided schooling only through the 8th grade. When Poland was invaded at the start of World War ll, Nick was taken away by the Germans for forced labor. He spent the war working on a farm in Germany.
After the war, sponsored by an uncle, Nick immigrated to America in 1949 and settled in Racine, WI. He married Patsy Hawley in 1951, and became a US citizen in 1953. He served in the Army National Guard in the early 1950’s. Working at several companies such as Nash Auto, J.I. Case, and MGD Pneumatics, he learned the machinists trade. He then had a long career at Twin Disc in Racine and became a Master Machinist. Largely self-educated, Nick was fluent in English, German and Polish, as well as his native Ukrainian. He was a member of St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Milwaukee.
Nick is survived by 4 children: William (Rita) of Ohio, Cindy (Bill) May of Glidden, WI, Linda (Paul) Spencer of Florence, WI, and Patty (Michael) Jeffrey of Pennsylvania. He is also survived by his former wife Patsy Carlson, 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, sister, and a son, James.
Funeral Service at the funeral home on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11 AM, with visitation from 10 AM until the time of Service. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery.