Obit: Zurakowski, Lawrence John (1924 - 2008)

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Surnames: Zurakowski, Lisiecki, Posda, Narlock, Heinrich, Kilmer, Schmidt, Tienda

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Tuesday, 16 Dec. 2008

Zurakowski, Lawrence John (27 Oct. 1924 - 12 Dec. 2008)

THORP -- Lawrence J. Zurakowski, 84, Thorp, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church, Thorp. Burial will follow in New St. Hedwig's Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Thorp Funeral Home, with a 7 p.m. rosary service.

Lawrence John Zurakowski was born Oct. 27, 1924, in the town of Reseburg, Clark County, to Walter and Phyllis (Lisiecki) Zurakowski. He was united in marriage to Ethel J. Posda on June 28, 1947, at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church. She preceded him in death March 10, 2003.

The couple farmed in the town of Reseburg for more than 50 years. Besides farming, Larry worked as an auctioneer, painted barns, delivered Rippin Good Cookies, had his own milk route for 25 years, managed the Mile-A-Way Bar and Dance Hall in Thorp, and owned and operated Larry's Service Station in Thorp for 27 years. He is survived by his six children, Ronald L. (Zurakowski) Clarke of Phoenix, Ariz., Shirley M. Narlock of Mosinee, Gary R. (Lisa) Zurakowski of Mosinee, Beverley E. (Bernie) Heinrich of Hatley, Sharon R. (Leonard) Kilmer of Thorp, Darrel G. Zurakowski of Thorp; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Amelia Schmidt of Milwaukee and Phyllis Tienda of Chicago.



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