Obit: Koney, Veronica (1916 - 2005)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Koney, Ponick, Witkus, Olejniczak, Jarocki, Luzinski, Hazuga, Bautch

----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Sun, Mar 27, 2005

Koney, Veronica (13 Jan. 1916 - 26 March 2005)

Veronica Koney, 89, of Thorp died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Zastrow Care Center in Gilman.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church in Lublin. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Thorp Funeral Home and on Tuesday, one hour prior to services at the church.

She was born on Jan. 13, 1916, in rural Thorp to Peter and Anna (Ponick) Witkus. She married Michael Olejniczak on July 6, 1935, at St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church in Lublin. They later divorced. She married John Koney on Jan. 26, 1957, in Mosinee and they resided in rural Thorp for many years, running John's excavating business and the family farm until John's death on May 26, 1995.

Survivors include three children, Lawrence (Sarah) Olejniczak of Holcombe, Robert (Jan) Olejniczak of Racine and Sandra (George) Jarocki of Thorp; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Vickie Luzinski of Thorp, Leona Hazuga and Violet Bautch, both of South Milwaukee; and many nieces, nephews and friends.



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