Obit: Dmytro, Leo #2 (1916 - 2009)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon


Surnames: Dmytro, Makitra, Ames, Badzinski, Stephens, Mercer, Schlabowske, Knight, Stroinski, Apfelbeck


----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI.) May 6, 2009


Dmytro, Leo (3 April 1916 - 29 April 2009) With Flag


Leo Dmytro, age 93, of Thorp, passed away suddenly at his home on Wednesday, April 29, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2009, at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Thorp. Rev. Keith Apfelbeck will officiate and burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Eau Claire.


Pallbearers will be Robert Badzinski, David Badzinski, Jason Knight, Joel Knight, T. J. Stroinski, and Tim Stroinski. Honorary pallbearers will be Stacey Stephens, Jack Badzinski, and Jamie Knight.


Visitation will be held at Thorp Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. rosary service, and at the church on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.


Leo Dmytro was born on April 3, 1916 in Cicero, IL, the son of Theodore and Pauline (Makitra) Dmytro. As a young boy, Leo’s family moved to a farm in Lublin, where he received his education. After completing his education, Leo worked in the C.C.C. camps as a blacksmith. He then enlisted into the U. S. Army Air Corp, where he was stationed in England. After his discharge, he continued farming with his family in Lublin until his marriage to Sylvia Ames. They then moved to Milwaukee, where Leo was employed by the Wisconsin State Fairground as head bookkeeper, until retiring in 1979. His wife, Sylvia, passed away in 1978.


He then married Alice Badzinski on August 15, 1981, at St. Hedwig’s Chapel in Thorp. Through his retirement years, Leo was very active in the Thorp Senior Citizens Center, serving many years as president. He was always willing to help out other people whenever they needed a ride to the doctor’s office or hospital for medical treatment.


He was a member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church and the Thorp American Legion Post #118.


He is survived by his wife, Alice, of Thorp; five stepchildren: Dorothy (James) Stephens of Waupaca, John (Justine) Badzinski of Coon Rapids, MN, Jean (Gene) Mercer of Mosinee, Karen (Rick) Schlabowske of Waupaca, and Gary (Pamela) Badzinski of Apopka, FL; 16 step-grandchildren, 23 step-great-grandchildren; four step-great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers: William (Cecelia) Dmytro of Lublin, and Michael Dmytro of Thorp.


He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Sylvia; three brothers: John, Walter, and Peter; and one sister, Alice.


Online condolences may be expressed at Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.



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