Obit: Lewandowski, John W. (1927 - 2009)
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Lewandowski, Apfelbeck, Klovas, Lisiecki, Ketterhagen, Hauser,
Bielecki, Nowak Boehm, Kara
Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Sunday, 29
John W. (15 June 1927 - 2009)
John W. Lewandowski, 82, of Thorp, passed away on Saturday, Nov.
28, 2009 at his home.
services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at St.
Bernard - St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp. Father Keith
Apfelbeck will officiate and burial will follow in New St. Hedwig's
Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Ryan Klovas, Kendall
Lisiecki, Craig Lewandowski, Chad Ketterhagen, Chad Hauser and
Brady Bielecki. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at Thorp Funeral Home, with a 7 p.m. rosary
service, and also from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m Tuesday at the
Lewandowski was born on June 15, 1927, in Chicago, Ill., the son of
Walter and Stephanie (Kara) Lewandowski. He was raised and received
his education in Chicago. John then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and
following his discharge, he moved to Lublin.
united in marriage to Evelyn Boehm on Oct. 12, 1952, at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, in the town of Cassel, rural Marathon Co.
They began their married life living in Lublin before moving to
Thorp. In 1959, they purchased a farm in the town of Withee. In
addition to farming, John also worked as a mechanic at O-W Motors
in Withee, and at Teledyne Company in Owen. Following his
retirement from Teledyne, he worked part time for Thorp Equipment
until 2007, at which time he also sold the farm and moved into
He was a
member of St. Bernard - St. Hedwig's Catholic Church and its Holy
Name Society; Abramowicz, Kacmarczyk, and Cwikla American Legion
Post #547 in Lublin. John and Evelyn bowled for many years in the
Saturday night Ma & Pa League in Thorp. He enjoyed spending
time at the casino, hunting, polka dancing and especially enjoyed
attending his grandchildren's sporting events and school
He will be
sadly missed by his loving wife of 57 years, Evelyn, of Thorp; one
son: Thomas (Lynn) Lewandowski of Eau Claire; two daughters: Lynn
(Ron) Klovas of Thorp, Shari (Val) Lisiecki of Marshfield; one
son-in-law: Duane Ketterhagen of Stanley; eight grandchildren:
Mandy Hauser, Craig Lewandowski, Kari Bielecki, Ryan Klovas,
Kristy, Chad and Katie Ketterhagen, and Kendall Lisiecki; four
great-grandchildren: Gracie and Charlie Hauser, and Raeleigh and
Delaney Lewandowski; one brother-in-law: Leonard Nowak of Rice
Lake; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
preceded in death by his parents, one daughter: Janet Ketterhagen,
and one sister: Lorraine Nowak.
condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.
Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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