Obit: Karpinski, Melania Agnes (1924? - 2015)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Karpinski, Walczyk, Wojt, Rhodes, Pajak, Koltis, Zajack, Hodorowski, Kowalski

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 4/01/2015

Karpinski, Melania Agnes (1 December 1924 - 25 March 2015)

Melania A. Karpinski, age 90, of Thorp, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Our Lady of Victory Hospital, in Stanley. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 30, 2015, at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Thorp. Rev. Janusz Kowalski officiated and burial followed at Old St. Hedwig’s Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Allan Wojt, Jim Pajak, Chester Karpinski, Ed Koltis, Jr., Casey Zajack, and Marvin Hodorowski. Visitation was held at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.

Melania Agnes Karpinski was born on December 1, 1924, in the Town of Reseburg, rural Thorp, to Henry and Nettie (Walczyk) Karpinski. She was raised on the family farm, attended the Goff School, and later graduated from Thorp High School in 1943. After high school, Melania moved to Milwaukee and worked in a sewing factory for a few years. When farming wasn’t easy for her parents, she moved back to Thorp and helped out on the farm. She later worked for ITT Life Insurance Corporation for many years, until they moved to Minnesota. Melania then cleaned homes for people in Thorp, and also worked at Figi’s in Marshfield, for a few years. In July of 2006, she entered Oakbrook Health & Rehab, and resided there until the time of her death.

She had many interests, but especially enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable gardens, dancing, knitting, crocheting, and making many beautiful afghans. Melania was a member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church and its PCCW, working at the Quonset Hall whenever she could. During the 1990s, Melania also participated in the 60-Plus performances at the Thorp School auditorium.

She is survived by two sisters: Martha Wojt of Thorp, and Dorothy Rhodes of West Bend, WI; Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Melania was preceded in death by her parents.

Her sisters would like to thank the staff at Oakbrook Health & Rehab for all their wonderful care.

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



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