Obit: Nowobielski, Clarence Chester (1925 - 2016)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Nowobielski, Wnek, Szerlong, Meier, Conner, Jarocki, Niedzwiecki, Rademaker, Larkowski, Baginski, Kowalski

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 9/21/2016

Nowobielski, Clarence Chester (18 January 1925 - 18 September 2016)

Clarence C. Nowobielski, a proud Pollack who was happiest tilling the soil, is going back to that good earth for the last time.

Clarence, age 91, of Thorp, WI, passed away at Our Lady of Victory Hospital, in Stanley, WI, on Sunday, September 18, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 23, 2016, at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church, in Thorp. Fr. Janusz Kowalski will officiate with singing from the Polish Choir. Burial will follow in Old St. Hedwig’s Catholic Cemetery, with his grandsons serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at Thorp Funeral Home on Thursday, September 22, 2016, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. rosary service. Visitation will also be held at the church, on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.

Clarence Chester Nowobielski was born January 18, 1925, in the Town of Withee, rural Thorp, to Andrew and Catherine (Wnek) Nowobielski. He was raised on the family farm, received his elementary education at Pozen School, and graduated from Thorp High School in 1943. With his formal education finished, Clarence entered his farming career, except for a six-month stint at a produce trucking company in Chicago. When he came home it was to be united in marriage to Eloise V. Szerlong on November 11, 1951, at St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Thorp.

His passion was farming. Not long after marrying, Clarence and Eloise purchased his parents farm, and he worked it industriously right up until his death. He had many interests including hunting, fishing, polka dancing and picking mushrooms. The family enjoyed it when dad pulled out the concertina and played a polka. But he always returned to his farm doings, riding his ATV around the farm, working on or fixing his tractors, and chopping wood in the fall.

Clarence was a member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society, as well as the Polish Choir, a member of the Knights of Columbus Queen of Peace Council #4634, a former member of the ASCS Committee of Clark County, and a former Supervisor for the Town of Withee.

He is survived by his wife, Eloise, of Thorp; seven children: Clara Meier of Ogema, WI, Ed (Elizabeth) of Thorp, John (Patricia) of Thorp, Judy (Jody) Conner of Neillsville, Francis of Thorp, Pat (Duane) Jarocki of Withee, Jerry (Ericka) of Boyd; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three siblings: Henry (Colleen) Nowobielski, Chris Niedzwiecki, and Joan (Jerry) Rademaker, all of Thorp; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Joseph and Leon Nowobielski; and two sisters: Frances Larkowski and Marie Baginski.

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



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