Josephine J. Higgins, 80

Josephine J. Higgins, age 80, a former longtime resident of Junction City, and resident of Pioneer Place in Stevens Point, died on Monday, June 3, 2019, at St. Michael’s Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Josephine was born to the late Alois and Sadie (Konopacki) Polcin in Plover on December 26, 1938. She attended the local grade schools and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School.

She married Donald G. Higgins on September 10, 1955. He preceded her in death on March 11, 2013.

Josephine was the owner and operator of Western Bar and CafĂ© in Junction City. She was the daughter of Sadie, from Sadie and Jerry’s Restaurant in Junction City, where she worked for many years.

Josephine will be remembered for her witty and happy go lucky personality. In her spare time, she enjoyed baking pies, especially banana cream; playing Bingo, Yahtzee, and Cribbage; and softball leagues and snowmobiling. Family was important to Josephine and she loved family gatherings. She was a mother of 10, but a mom to many more.

Survivors include her children; Bruce (Louann) Higgins, Barb (Mike) Skibinski, Tom Higgins, Bunny (Pete) Albert, Terry (Missy) Higgins, Judy (Terry) Dziak, Carol Abraham, Kenny (Kelly) Higgins, Lynda (John) Totkze, and William (Shelly) Higgins; 31 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Janis Polcin and Judy Corbett.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Higgins; grandson, Albert Virsnieks Jr; twin sister, Joann (Louis) Zarecki; and brothers, Gary and Jerry Polcin.

A Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Boston Funeral Home. A time of visitation will precede from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home in Stevens Point.

Interment will be held in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.

Her family would like to thank PCHCC and St. Michael’s Hospital for the wonderful care given.