Obit: Nowak, Geraldine L. (1942 – 2020)


Surnames: Nowak, Talaga, Lis, Wincek

----Source: THORP COURIER 24 Jun 2020

Nowak, Geraldine L. (29 JUL 1942 – 27 APR 2020)

Geraldine L. Nowak, age 77, of Thorp, WI, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2020, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church, in Lublin, WI. Fr. Marion Talaga will officiate and interment will follow in St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church, following the burial, from 11 a.m. until noon.

Geraldine Lillian Nowak was born on July 29, 1942, in Lublin, WI, the daughter of Felix and Bernice (Lis) Nowak. She attended Lublin State Graded School and later Thorp High School, graduating in 1960. Geraldine then attended Taylor County Teachers College in Medford for two years, and UW-Stevens Point for one year. She taught elementary education in Lublin and Stanley/Boyd Schools for many years. Geraldine then worked at ITT Life, in Thorp, until its closing in the early 1980's. Geraldine then worked at Weather Shield in Medford for several years, and later at Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Stanley, until retiring.

She had many interests, but especially enjoyed her weekly trips to Eau Claire looking for a bargain. She would come home with a matching outfit, from her hat to her shoes to her nail polish. Her other guilty pleasure were her cars, at one time owning three: her Lincoln, her Caddy, and a Toronado, while matching her clothing to the color of car she was driving. She was quite a lady!!

She was a member of St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church in Lublin, where she served as parish chairperson. Gerry was also the Clerk and Treasurer for the Village of Lublin for many years, and was on the Lublin Pavilion Committee.

Geraldine is survived by one sister, Christine Nowak (Joe Wincek) of Lublin; two nieces: Cherish of Eau Claire, WI and Jodi of Seattle, WA; one nephew, J.J. of Somerset, WI; five great nieces and nephews: Jake, Isabella, Roo, Gavin and Trinity; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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



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