Obit: Konieczny, Malin George (1925 - 2015)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Konieczny, Rzetelney, Burzinski, Schaefer, Tolzmann, Kiraly, Kowalski

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 4/22/2015

Konieczny, Malin George (21 May 1925 - 8 April 2015) With Flag

Malin G. Konieczny, age 89, of Thorp, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at the Clark County Rehabilitation & Living Center in Owen, WI. A Mass in celebration of Malin’s life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church, in Thorp. Rev. Janusz Kowalski will officiate and burial will be follow in New St. Hedwig’s Catholic Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Thorp American Legion. Visitation will be held at the church, on Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. until time of service.

Malin George Konieczny was born on May 21, 1925 in Thorp, WI, to Joe and Josephine (Rzetelney) Konieczny. He was raised on the family farm and received his education at Pineland School. Malin moved to Chicago in the late 1940’s, and it was there that he met the love of his life, Lillian Burzinski. Malin served in the Korean War from 1951 to 1952. He was an Army Staff Sergeant in the 38th Infantry, 2nd Division. Upon his return from the service, he was united in marriage to Lillian Burzinski on June 22, 1953, in Thorp, WI. In 1957, they moved back to Thorp and purchased the family farm. While farming, Malin also worked for the Town of Withee as a truck driver and grader operator. He retired from farming in 1978 and worked at Teledyne in Owen, until his retirement.

Malin loved polka music. To honor his request, a polka band will play in the afternoon at the American Legion Hall. Besides polka music, Malin was an avid newspaper reader of current events, gardener, and weather watcher. He also was a member of the Thorp American Legion and Knights of Columbus. Malin loved to travel and recently spent time in Florida, Michigan and attended many polka festivals.

He will be dearly missed by his six children: Karen (Nile) Schaefer of Woodbury, MN, Nancy (Daniel) Tolzmann of Owen, Susan (John) Kiraly of Stanley, Ronald (Sheila) Konieczny of Tomah, Gary (Naomi) Konieczny of Abbotsford, Duane (Rita) Konieczny of West St. Paul, MN; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Malin was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lillian, on June 4, 2010; his parents; four brothers: Klements, Roy, Victor, and Sylvester Konieczny; one sister, Leona; and one grandson, Matthew Konieczny.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be given in Malin’s name.

Online condolences may be expressed at Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.



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