RAPID RIVER - Carl William Javenkoski, 88, of 8775 Co. 513 T Road in Rapid River, (Maywood Shores), passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. He was the second eldest of seven children born to Joseph and Sophie (Kulinski) Javenkoski on Feb. 12, 1924, in Three Lakes, Wis.
Carl graduated from Three Lakes High School and then served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Ranger from March 10, 1943, until he was honorably discharged on April 7, 1946. He then attended Purdue Extension College in Hammond, Ind. Carl worked for Harnischfeger Corporation as a design engineer for 28 years in Milwaukee and five years in Escanaba.
Upon retirement he continued his love for carving wood, fishing, gardening, hunting, traveling and spending time with his family. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Stonington, the Gladstone Golf Club, the Rapid River American Legion Post 301 and the Harnischfeger Engineer Club for over 30 years.
Carl William Javenkoski is survived by his wife of 61 1/2 years, Lorna Javenkoski of Maywood Shores; daughter, Lorna (David) Bewick of Rio Vista, Calif.; sons, Burton (Pam) Javenkoski of Sun Lakes, Ariz., William Javenkoski of Escanaba, Mark Javenkoski of Escanaba; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; sister, Virginia (Bruce) Schaeffer; brothers, Joseph (Ann) Javenkoski and Roy Javenkoski; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sister, Leona Briggs; and brothers, David and Clarence Javenkoski.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Carl William Javenkoski will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Stonington with Diane Cloutier Srutowski, L.L.M., officiating. Burial will take place following the funeral services at the Lakewood Cemetery in Stonington with military rites being performed by the Rapid River American Legion Post 301. A luncheon will be served following the funeral services.
The Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone are assisting the family with the arrangements and online condolences can be sent to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomes.net.