Robert "Jay, Chief"  Pyatskowit

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“My best wishes to my family as I am gone in this dark time. Be strong, and live on in his memory. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Nicole Pyatskowit - Plymouth, IN

“I am so sorry to hear of Jay's passing. May God hold all of you in his hands. Up in heaven he is all healed and no more pain and suffering,Praise God...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Andrea Meyer - Brillion, WI

“Mariah~ you have been through so much- sending my love and prayers to you. I'm so sorry sweetie. Call/ text me if you need anything. xo ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Jennifer Koziel - IL

“So sorry for your losss. My prayers are with you. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Robert Morien - Appleton, WI

“Dear Marian, I was so sorry to hear about Jay. He always was so helpful at your Tupperware parties, and friendly, that he has a special place...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Betsy Benoit - Little Chute, WI

“Marian and family, I was so sorry to see that your husband and father passed away. I remember seeing you all at soccer games and other Edison...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Kathi Bloy - Appleton, WI

“Cyndi, Andy, and kids, May your sorrow fly away quickly! You have my deepest sympathy. JP ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Judy Petersen - Stockholm, Sweden

“I thank God everyday for bringing Sandy and I together when we were little...my best friends family quickly turned into my family whom I love with...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Wendy Burhans - Appleton, WI

“Marian and family..........so sorry to hear of Uncle Jay's passing. Way too many memories to list in one little space. Our prayers are with you all...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Merry Carol Pippin - Garner, NC

“Dear Cindi and Andy, My prayers are with you at this time of your brother Robert's death. God bless you with comfort, peace, and good memories. ...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Connie Gleason - St. Paul, MN


Robert J. Pyatskowit, age 61, passed away on January 15, 2013, at his home surrounded by family. He was born on August 24, 1951, in Keshena, WI; the son of Andrew Sr. and Philomena (Waupoose) Pyatskowit. Robert's parents passed away early in his life and he was blessed with two sets of foster parents, Wesley and Marcella Kingston and Howard and Sandy Ganong Jr. He graduated in 1970, from Suring High School. On July 21, 1972 he married Marian Combes in Oshkosh. Robert worked at Kimberly Paper Mill for 37 years. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, softball, hunting, camping and fishing. Robert was blessed to be surrounded by his family this past Christmas and to spend lots of time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Robert is survived by foster father, Howard Ganong Jr., his wife of 40 ½ years, Marian, five children, Robert W. (Melissa), Amanda (Christopher) Schnell, Sandra (Ron) Babcock, Elizabeth (Adam Brown) Pyatskowit, and Mariah Pyatskowit, honorary daughter, Wendy Burhans, 15 grandchildren, Nicole, Jesse and Maggie Rose Pyatskowit, Nathan and Morgan Schnell, Ashley (Brent) Taylor, Corey Babcock, Billie Jo Pyatskowit, Samantha Pyatskowit, Noah Babcock, Layne, Zariea and Jase Brown, Mia Andrews and Silus Bork, two great-grandchildren, Clayton and Evelyn Taylor, brothers and sisters, Andy (Cyndi) Pyatskowit, Al (Gloria) Pyatskowit, Margaret (Rick) Straka, Marty (Tina) Ganong, Jimmy (Robbie) Ganong and Andy Ganong, brothers and sisters-in-law, Lee (Shari) Combes, Ruth Blankenship, Jean (Joe) Morien, Laura (Jeff) Wire, Frank (Lisa) Combes, special aunt, Imogene Krueger and special cousin, Juli Schmidt, Robert is further survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, foster parents, Wesley and Marcella Kingston and Sandy Ganong, sister, Barbara Jean Pyatskowit , granddaughter Shannan Babcock, grandbaby Pyatskowit, brother-in-law, Jim Blankenship, nephew, Christopher Combes, and parents-in-law, William and Althea Combes.
Funeral service for Robert will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Mountain Church of Christ, 14299 Cty Rd W, Mountain, WI; with Pastor Rod Nielsen officiating. Friends and family may visit at the CHURCH on Sunday from 12:00 NOON until the time of service and also on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 North Superior Street, Appleton, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Town of Mountain Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com
Special thank you to Dr. Robert Fox, Dr. David Koeper, Dr. Atif A. Qureshi, and their staffs; also Traci and the staff at DaVita Northwoods Clinic in Shawano, and Katie and staff at Fresenius Medical Care in Appleton for all their care and support that was given to Robert. Your kindness is never forgotten.

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