Obit: Latko, Sophie (1910 - 2001)
Contact: Don Mikolainis
Surnames: LATKO SWIATEK WITTEK GROETSEMA
----Source: Don Mikolainis Scrapbook of Thorp Courier Obits
Latko, Sophie (7 MAY 1910 - 21 FEB 2001)
Sophie Latko, 90, W6928 Ember Dr., Westfield, WI, ) formerly of Lublin, WI area) died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at her home in Westfield.
Sophie was born May 7, 1910 in Chicago, IL the daughter of John and Mary (Swiatek) Wittek. She was raised in the Lublin area and attended area schools. In 1925, she moved to Chicago to work. She married Edward Latko Oct. 12, 1940 in Chicago, IL. They resided there unitl 1976 when they moved to Westfield. She was a charter member of the Senior Citizens group of Westfield and a member of Good Shepard Catholic Church, Westfield.
Surviving are one son, Ronald Latko of Westfield, WI; one daughter, Mary Ann (John) Groetsema of Glen Ellyn, IL; 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; three brothers: John Wittek of Lublin, WI, Peter Wittek of Owen, WI and Frank (Shirley) Wittek of Withee, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents and 4 sisters.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, 1:00 p.m. at Thorp Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. John Puerner officiating. Burial was in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Lublin, WI. Family members served as pallbearers. Visitation was at Thorp Funeral Home, Friday, Feb. 23 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.
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