Earnest V. ByzewskiEarnest V. Byzewski, 80, of Colorado Springs, CO and formerly of Grand Forks, ND passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at Penrose St. Francis Hospital, Colorado Springs of a sudden heart attack, while golfing.
Earnest V. Byzewski
Earnest V. Byzewski, 80, of Colorado Springs, CO and formerly of Grand Forks, ND passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at Penrose St. Francis Hospital, Colorado Springs of a sudden heart attack, while golfing.
Earnest Byzewski was born October 14, 1930 in Ardoch, ND the son of Anton and Florence (Herek) Byzewski. In 1951 he joined the Air Force. He married Ellen I. Wolfgram on June 3, 1958 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grand Forks. They made their home in Columbus, OH, and then moved to Grand Forks. From there, Earnest served one year in Vietnam. Earnest was stationed in Fairfield, CA, the Philippines, and finally Grand Forks Air Force Base where he retired from the military in 1972. He stayed in Grand Forks and became a firefighter for the city of Grand Forks for the next 21 years.
Earnest loved spending time with his family and antique/bargain hunting. He also enjoyed golf and making crafts. Earnest was an active member of Holy Apostles Catholic Church in Colorado Springs. He was a devoted father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.
Earnest is survived by his sons, Douglas (Leslie) Byzewski, Colorado Springs, CO; Mark Byzewski - Colorado Springs, CO; a brother, Stanley Byzewski - Grand Forks; ND; a sister, Marie (Russ) Russell, Grand Forks, ND; and a granddaughter, Amanda Byzewski - Colorado Springs, CO.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Irene; his parents; brothers, Syle and Anthony and his sister, Margie Lizakowski.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2011 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Grand Forks, ND.
Visitation: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Monday with a 5:00 p.m. rosary service and a 7:00 p.m. vigil service in the Gregory J. Norman Funeral Chapel. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the liturgy in the church on Tuesday.
Burial: Memorial Park South, Grand Forks, ND.
Military Honors: Members of the American Legion Post 157, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the North Dakota National Guard.
The online memorial registry may be signed at www.normanfuneral.com
(Gregory J. Norman-Norman Funeral Home, So. Washington St.)