Obit: Kmieciak, Walter (1933 - 2002)
Contact: George Plautz
----Source: The Thorp Courier March 6, 2002
Walter Kmieciak, 68, of 35923 25th Avenue, Town of Edson, Stanley, WI, died Wednesday, February 27, 2002, at his home.
He was born July 29, 1933, to Kazmier and Anna (Lato) Kmieciak, in the Town of Thorp, Clark County. He attended Eidsvold School.
Walter married Doris L. Leech on August 20, 1955, at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Thorp. After their marriage, they farmed north of Thorp, in 1956 the moved to their farm in the Town of Edson where they have lived since. He was a dairy farmer, hauled milk, for many years and also worked at the Stanley Corporation, and Northern Center. He currently worked for the Aurora CO., as a home care aide.
He was a member of Holy Family Parish and Knights of Columbus, Emer-Quinn Council #3249.
Survivor include: his wife, Doris; four sons: Gene of Stanley, Duanne (Sue) of Boyd, David of Stanley and Steve (Ladena) of Stanley; three daughters: Gerri (Dennis) Mohr and Chris (Wayne) Brown, both of Stanley, Darlene (Tom) Budzinski of Gilman; daughter-in-law, Kim Kmieciak of Stanley; grandchildren: Leann (Chris) Kolpien, Cory Mohr Tracy, Tracy (fiancee Mike) and Julie Kmieciak, Chad, Josh, Amanda (fiancee Brent), Angela, Laura and Matthew Brown, Desiree and Trevor Budzinski, Todd, Andrew and Jamie Kmieciak; Tanya (fiancée Brody), Darcie, Nicole and David Kmieciak, Adam, Eric, Brad, Stephanie Kmieicak; two great grandchildren, Alex and Blaine, a brother; Raymond Kmieciak; two sisters: Helen Przybylski and Frances Kondrasuk; and his father-in-law, Cecil Leech.
He was preceded in death by: his parents: a sister, Mary in infancy; a granddaughter, Tracee Mohr and his mother-in-law Dorothy.
Walter deeply loved his wife, children, grandchildren and his antique tractors.
Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 2, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Stanley, with Father Robert Nelson officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Visitation was from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Plombon Funeral Home, Stanley.
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