Obit: Sawczuk, John F. #2 (1923 - 2013)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Burke, Burzynski, Koperski, Sawczuk, Siemienuk, Strojny, Wiebe
----Source: The Cuddie Funeral Home (Thorp, WI) Online obituary
Sawczuk, John F. (4 JUL 1923 - 14 NOV 2013)
John F. Sawczuk, age 90, of Thorp, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital, in Marshfield.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Monday, November 18, 2013 at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp. Burial will follow in St. Hedwig's Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2013, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Thorp Funeral Home with a 7:30pm Parish and Knights of Columbus rosary. Visitation will also be held on Monday, November 18, 2013 from 9:30am until time of service at the church.
John Frank Sawczuk was born on July 4, 1923 in the Town of Reseburg, rural Thorp, to Frank and Anna (Siemienuk) Sawczuk. He was raised on the family farm and received his education at area schools. After completing his education, John took over the family farm and stayed on after his father's death, farming until retiring in 1987. He then moved into the city of Thorp, where he resided until his death.
John had many interests, but especially loved watching the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, and the Wisconsin Badgers. He attended many local high school sporting events and enjoyed bowling. As a young man, he also played baseball in local leagues including Thorp, Lublin, and Greenwood.
He was a member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church and the Thorp Knights of Columbus Queen of Peace Council #4634.
John is survived by one sister-in-law: Lucille Sawczuk of St. Paul, MN; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Stanley, Joseph, and Edward; and five sisters: Helen Koperski, Mary Wiebe, Regina Burzynski, Rose Strojny and Frances Burke.
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