Obit: Nowak, Blanche M. (1920 - 2002)
Surnames: NOWAK PHILLIPS BOHL HARTMAN GIESE
----Source: TRIBUNE-RECORD-GLEANER (Loyal, Wis.) 12/18/2002
Nowak, Blanche M. (21 APR 1920 - 10 DEC 2002)
Blanche M. Nowak, 82, Abbotsford, Wisconsin, died on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Friday, Dec. 13, at Christ Lutheran Church, Abbotsford. The Rev. Dr. Paul C. Hunsicker officiated. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Curtiss. Pallbearers were Jonathan Nowak, Darren Hartman, Mark Adam, Tony Ressler, Dan Schrieber and Pat Mateer.
Blanche Marie Phillips was born on April 21, 1920, in Elmwood, Pierce County, to Glenn and Alice Phillips. She graduated from Janesville High School. She married Harold Nowak on May 23, 1940, in Medford. They farmed in the town of Beaver. After they retired from farming, they continued to live on the home place until moving to Abbotsford in 1992. She was a homemaker and received many awards for her work at the Marshfield hospital as a volunteer aid. She resided at the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen, since November 2001. She was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal. Her interests included playing cards with family and friends, bird watching, and her pet cats.
Survivors include her husband, Harold Nowak, Abbotsford; one daughter Marta Bohl, Hortonville; two sons John (Diane) Nowak, Spencer, and Bruce (Debbie) Nowak, Madison; eight grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; 16 step great-grandchildren; one sister, Marilee Giese, Madison; and one son-in-law, Donald (Diane) Hartman, Medford.
Preceding her in death were her parents; a daughter, Glenna Hartman; a granddaughter, Doreen Hartman; two brothers, Dean Phillips and Orville Phillips; a daughter-in-law, Betty Nowak; and a son-in-law, Allan Bohl.
Maurina Funeral Home, Abbotsford, assisted the family with arrangements.
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