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Luke J. Pientok

January 1, 2019

CHIPPEWA FALLS/ARCADIA, Wis. — Luke J. Pientok, 86, of Chippewa Falls, formerly of Arcadia passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at the Dove Healthcare- Rutledge Home, Chippewa Falls.

Luke was born Oct. 18, 1932, in Independence, Wis., to Frank and Veronica (Marsolek) Pientok. He married Mary Lou Wolfe Nov. 18, 1958, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Arcadia.

He graduated from Independence High School and served in the Army and spent time in Germany. He and his wife farmed for many years. He also did custom work for other farmers. He pulled horses for 15 years and won many contests. In his retired years, he worked at Arcadia Recycling.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou of Chippewa Falls; four children, Leon of Rock Falls, Ill.; Lynette (Frank) Niebauer of Eau Claire, Wis., Loren (Melissa) Pientok of Dodge, Wis., and Leslie (Don Geffe) Mohler of Mondovi, Wis.; sister, Clara Armbuster of Colorado; four grandchildren, Michael Sylla, Chrissy Pientok, Morgan and Dustin Mohler; brother-in-law, Mel Wilke of Cudahy; and a sister-in-law, Linda Pientok of Independence.

Luke was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bruno and Francis Pientok; four sisters, Helen Kupka, Agnes Wilke, Rose Ann Dahl and Polly Pronschinske; and grandson, Tyler Pientok.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at Holy Family Parish, Arcadia, with the Rev. Kyle Laylan officiating. Military rites, conducted by Tickfer-Erickson American Legion Post 17, Arcadia, will be in Calvary cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. followed by a rosary, at Edison Funeral Home, Independence, and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Online condolences may be offered at www.edisonfuneralhome.com.

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