Opal Jane (1926-2010)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Marciniak, Salzwedel, Hendrickson, Lemke, Grometh, Holm, Duquaine, Parduhn
----Source: The Beaver Dam Daily Citizen (Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wis. May 15-16, 2010)
Marciniak, Opal Jane (28 AUG 1926-26 APRIL 2010)
Opal Jane Marciniak, 83, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 26, 2010.
Opel was born on Aug. 28, 1926, in Loyal, Wis., the daughter of the Late Art and Ila (Salzwedel) Hendrickson. Opal graduated from Greenwood High School in 1944. On June 14, 1947, she married her loving husband. Joseph Marciniak, in Plover, Wis. He preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1981. Opal worked as a cook for Riverside and Parkside nursing homes until her retirement in 1966. She enjoyed bus trips with friends, spending time with family and her special craft, sequin calendars. She was alwaus thoughtful of others and ready to extend a helping hand.
Opal is lovingly survived by her children, her oldest son came into her life at the age of 35 when he found her, Lauren (Joye) Lemke, Waupun, Greg (Gail) Marciniak of Larson, Joe (Dawn) Marciniak, Kaukauna, Darrell and partner Joey Grometh, Schaumburg, Ill., Jo (Dale) Holm, Little Chute, Mary (Kurt) Duquqine, Stacy, Minn., and (Dick) Parduhn, Hudson; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Arlene (Jim) Egan, and Faye (Larry) Lange; brother; Archie (Marlene) Hendrickson; sisters-in-law, Loretta Marciniak, Avis Hendrickson, Betty Hendrickson, and Betty Englebretson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her infant son, Darrin Marciniak, grandson Jeff Duquaine and brothers, Rodney, Orville and Henry Hendrickson, and Jimmie Englebretson.
A funeral service was held at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna, with the Rev. Tom Pomeroy officiating. Gift bearers were Lauren and his son Josh Lemke.
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