Written by The Herald-News
Wilmer H. Pawlowski, age 86, passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at the McCone County Health Center in Circle, Mont.
Wilmer was born on Feb. 10, 1927, in Alpena, S.D., the son of Leonard and Lydia (Bartels) Pawlowski. At a very young age, he lost his mother and was then adopted and raised by Irene (Reinemer) Pawlowski. Wilmer was about one year old when he, along with his older brother Howard and their parents, moved to Circle, Mont. Wilmer grew up in Circle and graduated from Circle High School in 1945.
He married Nora Nagle on June 11, 1951, at the First Lutheran Church in Circle. They farmed, raised both sheep and cattle, and also owned and operated JJ’s Bar & Grill until they retired.
Wilmer enjoyed trips to rodeos such as Pocatello, Idaho; Houston, Texas; and the NFR in Las Vegas. He also enjoyed going to Laughlin and Prairie Nights where he would try his luck at the machines. When getting around got too tough, he enjoyed the mobility of his scooter he could rent. Sometimes you would find him out cruising the parking lot.
Wilmer is survived by his wife, Nora of Circle; his brothers, Wayne (Darlene) Pawlowski and Wendell (Mary) Pawlowski, all of Circle; and his brothers- and sisters-in-law, Jim and Irene Siedel, Al and Helen Stirman and John and Ann Nagle. Wilmer is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and very good friends.
Wilmer was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Lydia Pawlowki; step-mother, Irene Pawlowski; his two brothers, Howard and Larry Pawlowski; and two sisters-in-law, Laurel and Edie Pawlowski.
Visitation was held Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, beginning at 1 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral home in Circle with family receiving from 4 to 6 p.m. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Circle. Interment was in the Riverview Cemetery in Circle. Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home of Circle was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com.