Obit: Pogodzinski, Mary Ann #4 (1935 - 2008)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Pogodzinski, Seichter, Weigel, Kalis, Anderson, Ausman, Wissell, Bauer, Potaczek, Gadke, Jonson

----Source: Loyal TRG 09 April 2008

Pogodzinski, Mary A. #4 (20 Feb 1935 - 2 Apr 2008)

Mary A. Pogodzinski, 73, Thorp, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 7, at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, thorp. The Rev. Keith Apfelbeck officiated. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery, Eau Claire.

Mary Ann Seichter was born on Feb. 20, 1935, in Boyd, to Alfred and Frances (nee Weigel) Seichter. She was raised and received her education in Boyd, graduating from Stanley High School in 1953. After graduation, she worked for a short time in Chippewa Falls before moving to Chicago. She 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 she 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 grandchildren, family gatherings, Packer games and gardening.

Survivors include her nine children, Sue (Troy) Kalis, Wells, Minn.; Eugene (Michele), Thorp; Jeri-Ann Anderson (special friend, Roger Ausman), Eau Claire; Ken (Brenda), Withee; Chris (Jack) Wissell, Willard; Jim (Lynn), Thorp; Dolly (Pat) Bauer, Thorp; Rick, Thorp; Dan, Thorp; 16 grandchildren, Ashley, Aaron, and Austin Pogodzinski; Heather and Ryan Anderson; Katie and Charlie Pogodzinski; Jacob, Tanner and Lucas Wissell; Zach and Chanda Bauer; Emerson and Aaron Kalis, Tali and Carly Frerichs; three great-grandchildren, Seth, Haley and Gloria; seven brothers, Bob (Joyce) Seichter, Boyd; Florian (Myra) Seichter, Cedar Falls, Iowa; Norb (Arlene) Seichter, Boyd; Herb (Grace) Seichter, Boyd; Marty (Lorraine) Seichter, Boyd; Sylvester "Tom" Seichter, Boyd; Felix Seighter, Kenosha; three sisters, Dorothy (Ben) Potaczek, Stanley; Alice (Bill) Gadke, Rice Lake; Theresa Johnson, Marshall; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Alvin and Raymond Seichter; and one sister, Lorraine Matthews.



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