Obit: Burzynski, Virginia Mary (1928 - 2008)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Burzynski, Opon, Ciolkosz, Anderson, Lawcewicz, Hoff, Haas, Dachel, Petranovich, Patterson, Jakubowicz

----Source: The Thorp Courier (Thorp, WI.) January 23, 2008

Burzynski, Virginia Mary (May 30, 1928 - January 21, 2008)

On January 21, 2008, Virginia Mary Burzynski left this world peacefully to share her "happily ever after" with her husband Peter in the glorious presence of God.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Thorp. Fr. Keith Apfelbeck will officiate and burial will follow in Old St. Hedwig’s Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Dale Lawcewicz, Douglas Anderson, Adam Burzynski, Nickolas Burzynski, Jesse Hoff and Jedediah Hoff. Visitation will be held at the Thorp Funeral Home on Friday, January 25, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary service.

Virginia Mary Ciolkosz was born on May 30, 1928 in Chicago, IL to Louis V. and Victoria (Opon) Ciolkosz. At the age of three years old, her family moved to the Junction area, northeast of Stanley, where she was raised on a farm and attended Field School and Thorp High School. When she was 16 years old she moved back to Chicago to live with her aunt. Virginia worked at Sears, packaging products and then later worked at Sunbeam doing assembly work on the coffee pot line.

She was united in marriage to Peter Burzynski on August 18, 1951 at St. Mary’s Czestochowa Catholic Church in Junction. They farmed the Burzynski family farm until 1983. Virginia was a waitress and cook at the Dairy Bar in Thorp for many years. She then worked at Ken’s Bakery, cooked at Char Lounge, and lastly cooked at the Old Saloon in Curtiss. After the death of her husband, Virginia continued to live in the country, next to their farm, until moving to Morgan Plaza in August of 1998. While at Morgan Plaza she wrote for The Thorp Courier about the events and happenings at Morgan Plaza.

Virginia was a member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church and its PCCW, was a member of the Polish Folk Dancers for many years, was a member of the Thorp American Legion Auxiliary, and sang with the Polish Choir for several years.

Virginia had many interests but especially loved spending time with her family, cooking Polish foods, sewing, dancing, canning, baking, doing crafts, taking and collecting pictures and picking mushrooms.

Virgie’s family and her many friends will truly miss her beautiful smile, her many stories, and her caring helpful ways.

She will be sadly missed by her children: Patricia Burzynski of Skokie, IL, Judy (Dean) Anderson of Wittenberg, WI, Jody (Stas’) Lawcewicz of Thorp, Bob (Dee) Burzynski of Lublin, and Peggy (Gary) Hoff of Lublin; ten grand-children: Michelle Hass, Dana (Desmond) Dachel, Douglas Anderson, Melissa Anderson, Holly (Roy) Petranovich, Dale Lawcewicz, Adam Burzynski, Nickolas Burzynski, Jesse Hoff, and Jedediah Hoff; four great-grandchildren; Andromeda Anderson, Bryce Dachel, Abigail Dachel, and Gracie Petranovich; one sister, Dolores (Bill) Patterson of Venice, FL; two brothers: Mitch (Pat) Ciolkosz of Bloomer, WI and Leonard (Joanne) Ciolkosz of Minocqua, WI; two sisters-in-law: Alice Ciolkosz of Thorp, and Julia Ciolkosz of Thorp.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Peter on June 6, 1989; three brothers: Erwin, Ronald and Edward Ciolkosz; and one sister, Bernadette Jakubowicz.



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