Obit: Pogodzinski, Mary Ann #2 (1935 - 2008)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Pogodzinski, Apfelbeck, Weigel, Seichter, Kalis, Ausman, Anderson, Wissell, Bauer

----Source: Leader-Telegram (Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wis.) 5 April 2008

Pogodzinski, Mary Ann (20 Feb. 1935 - 2 April 2008)

Mary Pogodzinski

Mary A. Pogodzinski, age 73, of Thorp died Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 7, 2008, at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp. Father Keith Apfelbeck will officiate, and entombment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Eau Claire.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2008, at Thorp Funeral Home, where there will be a 7 p.m. rosary, and at the church on Monday one hour prior to the service.

Mary Ann Seichter was born on Feb. 20, 1935, in Boyd to Alfred and Frances (Weigel) Seichter. She was raised and received her education in Boyd, graduating from Stanley High School in 1953. After graduation, Mary worked for a short time in Chippewa Falls before moving to Chicago. Mary was united in marriage in Chicago to Stanley Pogodzinski in September of 1956. After her husband's discharge from the service in 1958, they moved to a farm north of Thorp and raised their family. They later divorced. Mary then moved to Altoona and worked for Heyde Health in food service. In 1997, Mary moved back to Thorp and bought a home, where she resided until her death. She was a member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church and its PCCW, and had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her grandkids, family gatherings, Packers games and gardening.

She is survived by nine children, Sue (Troy) Kalis of Wells, Minn., Eugene (Michele) of Thorp, Jeri-Ann Anderson (special friend, Roger Ausman) of Eau Claire, Ken (Brenda) of Withee, Chris (Jack) Wissell of Willard, Jim (Lyn) of Thorp, Dolly (Pat) Bauer of Thorp, Dan of Thorp and Rick of Thorp; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; seven brothers; three sisters, many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and one sister.



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