Obit: Gronek, Stella (1905 – 1974)


Surnames: Gronek, Hodnik, Pawlak, Filipiak, Polski, Gralak

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 18 Apr 1974

Gronek, Stella (11 OCT 1905 – 14 APR 1974)

Funeral services were held on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. from St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Abbotsford for Mrs. Stella Gronek, 68, of Abbotsford (Clark Co., Wis.),, who died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter in Chicago, where she had gone Thursday to spend the Easter holiday.

The Rev. Emil Hodnik, pastor, officiated at Thursday rites, and burial was made in St. Hedwig's Catholic Cemetery, Thorp.

The former Stella Pawlak was born October 11, 1905 in Pennsylvania, and was married to Stanley Gronek, who precieded her in death, in 1860. The couple had farmed in the Withee and Curtiss area prior to coming to Abbotsford in 1958.

She was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church, its Altar Society, and the Clovernook Homemakers Club.

Surviving her are two sons, Edward, Chicago, and John, California; three daughters, Mrs. Ed (Sophie) Filipiak and Mrs. Tony (Helen) Polski, both of Chicago, and Mrs. Clemence (Rose) Gralak, Dorchester; two brothers, Steve Pawlak, Withee, and Mike Pawlak, Oak Lawn, Illinois; 12 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were there children, three brothers and a sister.



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