Obit: Grajek, Clemence M. "Clem" (1928 – 2014)


Surnames: Grajek, Grajkowski, Gronek, Rininger, Burbey, McPeak, Merkes, Pawlak, Mueller

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 29 Oct 2014

Grajek, Clemence M. "Clem" (30 JAN 1928 – 27 OCT 2014)

Clemence M. "Clem" Grajek, age 86, Abbotsford formerly of Dorchester passed away on Monday, October 27, 2014 at the House of the Dove in Marshfield. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Saint Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. Father Daniel Hackel will officiate. Burial will be held in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 AM until time of services Friday at the church.

Clem was born on January 30, 1928 in Lublin, WI, the son of Walter and Lattie (Grajkowski) Grajek. He served in the US Navy from February 28, 1946 to December 29, 1947.

On September 16, 1950, Clem was united in marriage to, Rose Gronek at Saint Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp. Rose died on September 29, 1982 of lung cancer in Athens, Greece. Clem worked in Chicago as a carpenter from 1953 to 1975 when he returned to Dorchester and worked at Weather Shield until his retirement in 1990. He moved to Abbotsford in July 2002.

Clem married Lois (Mueller) Pawlak on October 24, 1987 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen, WI.

Clem's hobbies include; bowling, deer hunting, cooking, and fishing.

Clem is survived by his wife; Lois Grajek of Abbotsford, daughter; Linda (Marvin) Rininger of Medford, grandson; Michael Grajek of Las Vegas, NV, one sister; Veronica Grajek of Chicago, IL, step children; Gail (Bob McPeak) Burbey of Owen, Peggy (Bill) Merkes of Shakopee, MN and Brian (Pat) Pawlak of Glenwood City, WI, five step grandchildren and 6 step great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife; Rose, a brother and sister in infancy, a sister; Jean and his son; Jeffrey Grajek.

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