Obit: Strzok, Mary #2 (1861 - 1944)
Surnames: Strzok, Polnaszek, Panek, Piwoni, Sapa, Wilaszek, Kinast
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 11/30/1944
Strzok, Mary (28 APR 1861 - 16 NOV 1944)
Last rites were held at St. Hedwig’s Church Nov. 20th for Mrs. Mary Strzok, who passed away at her home here (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) of old age infirmities on Thursday, Nov. 16, 1944. She reached the age of 83 years, 6 months and 18 days.
Mary Polnaszek was born in Poland on April 28, 1861. She was married there in 1879 to John Strzok who passed away March 10, 1911. She came to America in the year 1889 with her husband and located on a farm in the Town of Withee, it being said that they were the first Polish settlers in that township. She resided on the home farm continuously until the time of death. She was the mother of twelve children, three daughters, Veronica and Frances Strzok, and Mrs. Bernice Kinast, having preceded her in death.
Surviving are six sons, Stanley and Charlie of Detroit, Mich., Peter of Minneapolis, Michael and Nick of Gilman, and Joseph of Thorp; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Panek and Mrs. Peter Piwoni of Thorp, Mrs. Charlie Sapa of Milwaukee, one sister, Mrs. Antoinette Wilaszek of Buffalo, N.Y., forty-seven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
A requiem mass was conducted a 10:00 o’clock in the morning by Rev. Francis Piekarski, local pastor, Rev. Jerome Kamla of Czestochowa and Rev. W. Kolman of Gilman. The body was laid to rest in St. Hedwig’s Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: Andrew and Mike Strzok, John Balcer, Jos. Moczarny, Mike Kryzanski and John Wnek.
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