Obit: Tomsyck, Josephine S. (1925 – 2009)

Contact: Dolores


Surnames: Tomsyck, Iwaniec, Smagacz, Lippert, Pedretti, Haas, Arciszewski, Filipiak, Martens, Ndugbu


----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI.) August 12, 2009


Tomsyck, Josephine S. (2 March 1925 – 8 August 2009)


Josephine S. Tomsyck, 84, of Pittsville was born to eternal life Saturday, August 8, 2009, at her home.


Josie was born to earthly life March 2, 1925, at Pray to Frank and Victoria (Iwaniec) Smagacz.  She went to Spaulding School.  She married Donald Tomsyck Oct. 7, 1950, at St. Joachim Church.  He died Aug. 18, 1985.


Before marriage, she worked in City Point, Spaulding and was the past post-mistress in Pray. After marriage, she assisted her husband in the family business, Tomsyck Oil Co., until her retirement.  She worked seasonally at Pittsville Canning Co. and Ocean Spray Cranberry Co.


She loved tending to her plants and garden, loved cooking and baking and sharing those things with others.  She enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play sports. She was a member of St. Joachim Catholic Church PCCW and St. Monica Circle, Palmer-Ritchie-Thomas Post 153 American Legion Auxiliary and the Pittsville Historical Society.


Josie was a 20-year cancer survivor.  Her faith was very important to her.  She enjoyed traveling to new places, especially appreciating the chance to visit her parents’ native country, Poland, and the Vatican City.


Survivors include children, MaryAnn (Jerome) Lippert of Pittsville, Patricia (Randy) Pedretti of Algonquin, IL, Joseph Tomsyck of Des Plaines, IL, Mike (Julie) Tomsyck of Wausau and Kenneth (Mary Beth) Tomsyck of Appleton; grandchildren, Joe, Hollie and Carrie Lippert, Stephanie, Benjamin, Brian and Daniel Pedretti, Mikayla Tomsyck, Michael Tomsyck; step-grandchildren, Krista (Lance) Haas and Heidi Arciszewski; sister, Sophie Filipiak of Chicago; brother, Frank Smagacz of Chicago Ridge, IL; and many nephews and nieces.


She is preceded in death by her husband; three brothers, Stanley, Joseph and Louis Smagacz; and one sister, Helen Martens.


Mass was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at St. Joachim Catholic Church, Pittsville. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.  Godsons will be honorary pallbearers.  Burial will be at St. Joachim Parish Cemetery.  The Reverend Jude Ndugbu presided. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Buchanan Funeral Home, Pittsville, and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the church.  A parish Rosary was held 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


Memorials can be sent to St. Joachim Catholic Church.



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