Obit: Lato, Stephen V. (1917 - 2007)
Contact:  Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Lato, Kanadys, Langiewicz, Supple, Gillett, Delaluz, Cielocha

----Sources: Thorp Courier (Thorp, WI.) January 24, 2007

Lato, Stephen V. (December 22, 1917 - January 22, 2007)

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Stephen V. Lato, age 89, of 36017 25th Ave Stanley, WI, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on January 22, 2007. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 26, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. at the Plombon Funeral Chapel, Stanley, WI with Father Bob Hoekstra officiating. Friends and family may call from 3-5:30 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Plombon Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

Stephen was born December 22, 1917 in Libartow, Poland, the son of Anton & Josephine (Kanadys) Lato. As a young boy he immigrated with his family in 1923 to the United States and moved to Chicago where he grew up and attended school through the 8th grade. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Army during WWII being stationed in New Guinea and the Philippines. After his discharge he moved with his family to the Thorp area in 1947. He was united in marriage to Leona Langiewicz on July 5, 1947 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Stanley, WI. They resided and farmed in the Thorp area for approximately four years, then move to the Town of Worden south of Stanley where they farmed for 32 years, retiring in 1979. Stephen enjoyed the outdoors, ice fishing, cutting wood, pan fishing, picking mushrooms, and still more fishing. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends playing cards.

He is survived by his wife Leona of Stanley, WI and his nine children: Stephanie (Forrest) Supple of Boyd, WI, Gary & James Lato both of Stanley, WI, Dennis (Barb) Lato of Thorp, WI, Sue (Greg) Gillett of Altoona, WI, Peter (Jeannie) Lato of Chippewa Falls, WI, Trish Lato of Belgium, WI, Nancy Lato of Stanley, WI and Janice (Oscar) Delaluz of Marshfield, WI; 24 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Stella Cielocha of Chicago, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter-in-law, Linda Lato; two brothers: John & Steve; and three sisters: Mary, Julia, & Helen.



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