Obit: Sawczuk, John Frank (1923 - 2013)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Sawczuk, Siemienuk, Koperski, Wiebe, Burzynski, Strojny, Burke

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co, WI) 11/20/2013

Sawczuk, John Frank (4 July 1923 - 14 November 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 were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 18, 2013, at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Thorp. Burial followed in the St. Hedwig Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was held on Sunday, November 17, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Thorp Funeral Home with a 7:30 p.m. Parish and Knights of Columbus rosary. Visitation was also held on Monday, November 18, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. 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 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.

Online condolences may be expressed at Thorp Funeral home, Thorp, WI, is assisting the family with arrangements.




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