Obit: Markowski, Martha (1909 - 2002)
Contact: Charles H Olson
----Source: The Thorp Courier 13 February 2002
Martha M. Markowski, age 92, of rural Lubin, died at Zastrow's Care Center, in Gilman, on Saturday, Feburary 9, 2002 at 8:52pm.
Funeral services were held at 10:30a.m. on Wednesday, Feburary 13,2002 at St Mary's Polish National Catholic Church in Lubin. Father Marion Talaga officiated and burial followed in St. Mary's Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Mike Staniec, Terry Wright, Travis Wright, Dale Cichocki, Shirley Wright and Leo Staniec Jr.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, Feburary 12, 2002, at Thorp Funeral Home from 4:00-8:00p.m.
Martha Mary Lubrant was born an December 21, 1909 to Joseph and Catherine(Grabarkiewicz)Lubrant. She was raised on the family farm, northeast of Thorp and received her education at a country school. Martha was united in marriage to Theodore Markowski on February 14, 1932. Together they raised 4 children and in 1952, moved to Chicago. She worked in a factory making Calendars. After her husband's retirement in the early 1970's they brough a home in Lublin, and moved back to the area. Her husband died on January 12, 1993. Martha moved to Gilman in 1994 and entered Zastrow's Care Center in April of 1996. She resided there until the time of her death. Martha was a very active member of St. Mary's Polish National Church, in Lublin, and enjoyed gardening, playing cards, embroidering, fishing and cooking at church.
She is survived by two daughters: Clara (Leo) Staniec,Sr., of Thorp, Leona (Ed) Cichocki of Wausau: one son: Raymond (Cherry)Markowski of Camano Island, WA; 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law Roseann Markowski of Riverton, WY and one sister, Rose Woit of Thorp.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ted, a son Edward, 1 grandson, 1 granddaughter, 4 brothers: Frank, Charlie, Harry and Joseph Lubrant and 4 sisters: Anna Olejniczak, Emma Tyznik, Helen Faulk and Josephine Ciolkosz.
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