Obit: Burzinski, Verna M. (1919 - 2009)


Contact: Dolores Kenyon



Surnames: Burzinski, Fredrickson, Hoffman, Doege, Jacque


----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI.) July 1, 2009


Burzinski, Verna M. (26 January 1919 - 27 June 2009)


Verna M. Burzinski, age 90, of Thorp, passed away at Sacred Heart Hospital, in Eau Claire, on Saturday, June 27, 2009.  There will be no services held. Burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery in Withee, at a later date.


Verna M. Hoffman was born on January 26, 1919, in rural Boyd, WI, the daughter of Reinhold and Jessie (Fredrickson) Hoffman.  She was raised and received her education in the Boyd area. Verna worked as a waitress and domestic servant before marrying Stanley L. Burzinski on July 15, 1939, in Chippewa County.  They farmed south of Thorp until 1953, when they moved to town to build their own home.  She worked for Doc Nies, in Thorp, until 1956 and then went to work at the Thorp IGA, as a meat wrapper, until 1981.  They also owned and operated the Thorp Theater from 1959 until 1962.  Her husband, Stanley, passed away on August 31, 1994.  Verna was a resident at Oakbrook Health and Rehab for the last 4 1/2 years.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Thorp.


Verna had many interests, but especially enjoyed her garden, fishing, camping and snowmobiling.


She is survived by her four children: Joan (Harold) Doege of Huntley, IL, Leroy (Bonnie) Burzinski of Beloit, WI, Shari (William) Jacque of Thorp, WI, and David Burzinski of Tucson, AZ; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Stanley of 55 years; two sisters; and one grandson.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given in Verna’s name for a memorial to be established at a later date.


Online condolences may be expressed at


Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.



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