Edward Zuchowicz, January 11, 1924 - February 26, 2018

Edward  Zuchowicz
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Edward “Ed” Zuchowicz, 94 of Eau Claire passed away Monday, February 26, 2018 at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born in the Lublin Region of Southeast Poland January 11, 1924. He lived on a farm with his family until 1940. At the age of 16, the occupying forces of Nazi Germany forcibly separated him from his family and he was interned in a Labor Camp.  Escaping the atrocities visited on the children of Poland by the Nazis and Soviets, he made his way through France and on to England. In England, Ed enlisted in the Army, returned to mainland Europe and fought with the Allies until the end of WW ll.

In August of 1949, Ed came to the United States under the Misplaced Persons Act Public Law 774. Upon entering the United States, he found work on a farm in Sawyer County, WI.  In 1956, he moved to Madison, WI and worked as a Boiler Operator at the Mendota Mental Health Center. He moved to Eau Claire, WI in 1967 where he worked as a Custodian at Eau Claire Academy until retiring in 1994.

Ed enjoyed the outdoors, his dogs and the camaraderie of hunting and fishing with friends.

He is preceded in death by his family in Poland.  He is survived by many friends who were honored to make him part of their family. The world has lost a gentle man hardened by life’s tragedies, who saw the good in people and seldom found a need to be critical of mankind.

Memorial Service will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services with Father Don Meuret officiating. Visitation will take place Thursday afternoon at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until the time of service.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.hulkefamilyfh.com.

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.


  1. Leo Pusateri March 16, 2018

    Ed-- you were such a gentle, hard-working man.

    You were always a great example for the kids, too- and you were a study in patience and kindness, and the value of hard work.

    You and I had some good, long talks when I worked at the Academy, and I enjoyed them immensely.

    You will be missed, my friend!

  2. Ned Wahl February 28, 2018

    Ed was a fine man. I’ll remember his hard work and warm smile always.