Obit: Hmielak, Joseph #2 (1880 - 1956)
Surnames: Hmielak, Kopec, Heller, Bohaboy, Carmichael
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 12/13/1956
Hmielak, Joseph #2 (29 JUN 1880 - 3 DEC 1956)
Last rites were held at St. Hedwig’s Chapel at 10:00 a.m., Dec. 6th for Joseph Hmielak, 76, Rev. Connie Chilicki officiating. Mr. Hmielak, , a retired farmer residing in the City, died of a stroke at the Stanley hospital on Monday, Dec. 3rd, 1956.
He was born in Poland on June 29, 1880 and came to America in the year 1900. On Jan. 12, 1904 he was united in marriage to Mary Kopec at Pittson (Pittsburgh?), Pa., where they lived for several years before moving to Chicago. In 1911 Mr. Hmielak, with his wife and family, came to Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) and settled on a farm in the Town of Reseburg, which he operated until his retirement and removal to the City of Thorp in 1943.
Besides his wife, Mary, he is survived by two sons, John of Thorp and Ed of Chicago; four daughters, Ann of Riverside, Ill., Helen of Chicago, Cecile of Berwyn, Ill., and Agnes of Lexington, Ky.; one brother, Frank of Portage, Pa.; two sisters in Poland, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was laid to rest in St. Hedwig’s new parish cemetery. Pallbearers were Adam Lesniewski, Jos. Sopiarz, Pete Wnek, Art Kenney, Walter Koltis and Paul Bichanich.
Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Heller and daughter, Riverside, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bohaboy, Berwyn, Ill., Mrs. Hoard Carmichael, Lexington, Ky., Ed Hmielak, Miss Helen Hmielak, J. Stanek, Ed Broda, Mr. and Mrs. John Broda, John Tynus, all of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Al Nowobielski, Mr. and Mrs. John Bohnak of Milwaukee, Mike Bryja, Mrs. Tom Howaniec of Minneapolis.
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