Obit: Skwierczynski, Louis J. (1924 - 2006)
Contact:  Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Skwierczynski, Truchan, Posda, Waring, Kostick, Zurakowski, Theime

----Sources: Thorp Courier (Thorp, WI.) November 1, 2006

Skwierczynski, Louis J. (June 12, 1924 - October 27, 2006) Flag

Louis J. Skwierczynski, age 82, Stratford, died on Friday, October 27, 2006 at St. Joseph’s Palliative Care, Marshfield.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at Sauter/Kundinger Funeral Home, Stratford. Rev. Thomas J. Rudolph officiated. Burial took palace in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Town of Eau Pleine, where military rites were conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6352 of Stratford. The visitation was held on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at Sauter/Kundinger.

Louis was born on June 12, 1924 in Thorp to Ignatz and Anna (Truchan) Skwierczynski. As a young man he worked as a truck driver in the logging industry in Minnesota. He enlisted in the United States Army, serving during World War II. After his honorable discharge he worked as a crane operator in Chicago. On September 2, 1950 he and Louise C. Posda were united in marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Stanley. They then lived in Norridge, Illinois until 1971 when they moved to the Town of Cleveland where he farmed until his retirement. He then moved to the village of Stratford. In his retirement he enjoyed polka music and dancing, being with his family and good friends, and watching the Chicago Cubs and westerns. He enjoyed working outdoors. Louis was a very loving and giving father and grandfather.

He is survived by his children, Jerry (Rigsbee) Skwierczynski of Crystal Lake, IL, Edward (Cheryl) Skwierczynski of Stratford, Rita (Larry) Waring of St. Charles, IL, and Ernie (Lisa) Skwierczynski of Stratford. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Ben, Michelle, Mandy, Megan, Matt, Chris, and Adam. He is further survived by a brother, Walter Skwierczynski of Chicago; a sister, Helen Kostick of Thorp; sisters-in-law, Agnes Skwierczynski of Norridge, IL and Antoinette Skwierczynski of Thorp; brothers-in-law, Lawrence Zurakowski of Thorp, James Posda of Cudahy, Richard Posda of Stanley, and Florian (Dorothy) Posda of Stanley; a special friend, Arlene Theime of Wausau; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Louise on September 8, 1987; and brothers, Nick, Stanley, Frank, and Leo.

The family wishes to give special thanks to the people at Village Spirits, Stratford, to Chuck and Bernie Wenzel, and to the Palliative Care Staff for the special care that was given.

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