Obit: Bloczynski, Margaret Martha (1924 - 2010)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Bloczynski, Oberle, Meske,
Deming, Hefko, Scott, Stuhr, Pittsley, Wroblewski, Martin, Packard,
Alsin, Writz, Trueman, Mau, Trybula, Straskowski, Husting, Moore,
Knauf, Boson, Drewek, Klemick, Gettler, Weis, Black, Golden,
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark
Co., WI.) April 14, 2010
Bloczynski, Margaret Martha (22 September
1924 - 9 April 2010)
Margaret Martha (Meske) Bloczynski died
on Friday, April 9, 2010, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the
presence of her loving children.
A Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30
a.m. on Tuesday, April 13, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Rev. Peter M. Manickam was the celebrant and Suzanne Golden was
accompanist for Sacred Heart Church Funeral Choir and Cathy Kopanen
Burial was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery and
serving as pallbearers were God-children and nephews, Mark
Bloczynski, David Straskowski, Dough Straskowski, John Weis, Ron
Bloczynski, Jerry Trybula and Dan Bloczynski.
The visitation was held on Monday from
4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Rembs Funeral Home and on Tuesday from
9:30 a.m. until time of service at Sacred Heart Church. A
combined Sacred Heart Parish and Parish Council of Catholic Women
rosary was held at 4:30 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus Rosary
Service was held at 6:30 p.m. at Rembs Funeral Home.
Margaret was born on September 22, 1924,
in Chicago, Illinois, to Anna (Oberle) and George Meske. She was
the oldest of eight daughters. Margaret grew up in Thorp, Wisconsin
and attended Sunny Lawn and St. Bernard Catholic School. She
attended Thorp High School. After graduating from high
school, she obtained her nursing degree from Saint Joseph School of
Nursing in Marshfield, Wisconsin, in 1945.
On June 7, 1947, she was united in
marriage to John Joseph Bloczynski at St. Bernard’s Catholic
Church in Thorp. They were blessed with nine children,
Roseanne Marie, Patricia Louise, Judith L., John George, Mary
Elizabeth, Linda Jo, Cynthia Kay, Jane Celine and Robert Jay.
Margaret worked as a nurse, mostly in
pediatrics at St. Joseph’s Hospital for 44 years, retiring in
1989. She was head nurse on the pediatric ward for many
years. She was affectionately known as Mrs. B. to both staff
and patients. Her co-workers and patients loved her for her
devotion and high quality nursing skills. Upon retiring, she
served as tour coordinator for St. Joseph’s Hospital for
first grade students in Marshfield and the surrounding area.
She also used her nursing skills as a volunteer rocking babies and
helping at the blood bank and at shot clinics.
She was a devout Catholic and a member of
Saint John’s and Sacred Heart Catholic Churches. She was a
long-time member of the Parish Council of Catholic Women at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church. After her retirement, she continued to
share her time and talent as a volunteer Eucharistic Minister at
Saint Joseph’s Hospital, the House of the Dove and for
home-bound parishioners of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Margaret enjoyed sewing, traveling, and
baking and cooking favorite treats for family and friends.
Margaret was a Cub Scout leader, Girl Scout leader, and Camp Fire
Girl Leader. Margaret remained in close touch with nursing
friends joining in monthly luncheon dates until her death.
Margaret considered the 8th Air Corp Reunion Group as
extended family and enjoyed the company of these precious friends
on trips throughout the United States and Europe.
Margaret is survived by four sisters:
Agnes Trybula, Neillsville, WI, Betty Straskowski, Thorp, WI,
Delores Meske, Colorado Springs, CO, and Beatrice Husting,
Waukesha, WI; in-laws: George (Clara) Bloczynski, Madeline
Bloczynski, Mary Ann (Gordon) Moore, Joan Knauf and Patricia (Glen)
Boson. She is also survived by her nine children: Roseanne (Charles
Deming) Hefko, Madison, WI, Dr. Patricia (Dr. Anthony Scott) Stuhr,
Circleville, OH, Judith Lee, Kenosha, WI, John G. Bloczynski,
Marshfield, WI, Mary Bloczynski, Greenbush, WI, Linda Mau, Houston,
TX, Cindy (Scott Pittsley) Bloczynski, Madison, WI, Jane
Wroblewski, Longmont, CO, and Robert Bloczynski, Wausau, WI.
She is further survived by 11 grandchildren: Phoebe (Joseph Martin)
Hefko, Emily (Mark Packard), A. Ted (Nikki) Hefko, Jasper Hefko,
Dinah Hefko, Polly Hefko, Cassandra (Michael Alsin) Writz, Jennifer (Dr. Lawrence) Trueman, Michelle Mau, Ian (Jessica) Bloczynski, and
Katrina Pittsley and nine great-grandchildren: Eliza, Stormy,
Aletha, Juniper, Lars, Jacob, Lucinda, Sylvia and Morgan
John. Margaret is survived by two aunts, Imogene Oberle and
Isabelle Black. Margaret has numerous surviving nieces and
Margaret was preceded in death by her
loving husband, John J. Bloczynski; her parents, Anna (Oberle) and
George Meske; her mother and father-in-law, Rose (Drewek) and John
Bloczynski, Sr.; her sisters: Loretta Meske, Irene Klemick, and
Mary Ann Gettler; and in laws: Phillip Straskowski, Francis
Trybula, Walter Husting, Charles Gettler, Sylvester and Mutz
Bloczynski, Leona and Ollie Weis, Lawrence and Loretta Bloczynski,
Raymond and Glendine Bloczynski, Duke Knauf, and Thomas
Owen Bloczynski, her great-grandson, is
now safe in her loving arms.
She will always be remembered for her
kind and generous heart, her quiet sense of humor, and her
dignified manner. In lieu of flowers the family requests that
memorial donations be made to Marshfield Clinic Heart Research,
Sacred heart Catholic Church, American Lung Association, or House
of the Dove.
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A Nurse’s Prayer
Give me strength and wisdom,
When others need my touch;
A soothing word to speak to them,
Their hearts yearn for so much.
Give me joy and laughter,
To lift a weary soul
Pour in me compassion,
To make the broken whole.
Give me gentle healing hands,
For those left in my care;
A blessing to those who need me,
This is a Nurse’s Prayer.
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