Obit: Hmielak, Mary (1886 - 1962)
Surnames: Hmielak, Kopec, Hiller, Carmichael, Bohaboy
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 07/26/1962
Hmielak, Mary (23 FEB 1886 - 17 JUL 1962)
Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Hmielak, 76, a resident of the City of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) since 1943, died suddenly of a heart attack at her home here at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 1962.
Mary Kopec was born in Krakow, Poland on Feb. 23, 1886. She came to America in 1902 and was united in marriage to Joseph Hmielak on Jan. 12, 1904 at Port Griffith, Pa. She moved shortly after her marriage to Chicago with her husband and several years later came to Thorp and located on a farm in the Town of Reseburg. They retired from the farm in 1943 and came to the village of Thorp. Mr. Hmielak passed away in 1956.
The deceased is survived by two sons, John of Thorp and Ed of Witt, Ill., four daughters, Anne Hiller of Riverside, Ill., Helen Hmielak of Chicago, Agnes Carmichael of Lexington, Ky., and Cecile Bohaboy of Berwyn, Ill., thirteen grandchildren nd six great-grandchildren; one brother, Stanley Kopec of Detroit, Mich., and one sister, Regina, in Poland.
A requiem Mass was said by the Rev. Edward Masalewicz for the deceased at 9:00 o’clock Friday morning, July 20th at St. Hedwig’s Chapel and interment took place in St. Hedwig’s New Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dick Heller, Alan Bohaboy, Phil Bohaboy, Bob Hmielak, Ray Hmielak and Ed Broda.
Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral services were Mrs. Harry Heller and daughter Linda of Riverside, Ill., Mrs. Howard Carmichael and daughters of Lexington, Ky., Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bohaboy and sons of Berwyn, Ill., Ed Hmielak, Witt, Ill., Helen Hmielak, Chicago, Dick Heller, Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Al Nowobilski, Milwaukee, Mrs. Eugene Zdroik and sons, Rosholt, Wis., Mike Bryja, Minneapolis, C. Stanek, Schiller Park, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. J. Sobczinski, Palatine, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. M. Lazowski of Oshkosh, Wis.
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