Julia (1915 - 2004)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Tomczak, Kliauga, Gasior, Mas, Waszak, Jankowski, Muchowicz
----Sources: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark County, WI.) April 28, 2004
Kliauga, Julia Tomczak (June 10, 1915 - April 22, 2004)
Julia Tomczak-Kliauga, age 88, of Owen, formerly of Thorp, died at the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen, on Thursday, April 22, 2004.
Funeral Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2004 at St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church in Lublin. Father Marion Talaga officiated and burial followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation was held at Thorp Funeral Home on Friday, April 23, 2004 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Julia Gasior was born on June 10, 1915 in Sobieski, WI, the daughter of Frank and Sophie (Mas) Gasior. On November 9, 1929, Julia was united in marriage to John Tomczak at St. Hedwig’s Roman Catholic Church in Chicago. They lived in Chicago, where Julia worked at Douglas Aircraft as a riveter. They moved to the Town of Thorp in the spring of 1930, where she farmed with her husband and also worked at Blue Moon Cheese for a few years. Her husband, John, died on December 12, 1966. She then moved to Louisiana to live with her son, Donald, until 1968. Julia moved back to Thorp, where she lived on the farm and went back to work at Blue Moon Cheese. She married Ray Kliauga on June 10, 1972, and they resided in Longwood. Her husband Ray, Died on August 12, 2000. Julia continued to reside at home until entering the Clark County Health Care Center in April of 2003.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church and had many interests, including gardening, canning, baking, plants and cats.
Julia is survived by three children: Steven (Wanetta) Tomczak of Thorp; Florence (Ted) Waszak of Withee; Donald (special friend Debra Jankowski) of Brooksville, FL: and two grandchildren: Carol Muchowicz and Donald Tomczak, Jr.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, her son Clarence in 1950, and two brothers: John and Tony Gasior.
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