Obit: Szymanski, Steve (1864 - 1938)

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----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 03/10/1938

Szymanski, Steve (29 NOV 1864 - 1 MAR 1938)

Steve Szymanski, an aged resident of the town of Withee (Clark Co., Wis.), died at his farm home on Tuesday, March 1st, 1938, after an illness of but two weeks. His sickness was not considered serious and death came as a sudden shock to the family. He had reached the age of seventy-three years and three months.

Mr. Szymanski was born in Poland on Nov. 29, 1864. On Oct. 10, 1885, he was married in Poland to Josephine Kopinski, the couple coming to America shortly after and locating in Buffalo, N.Y.. In the year 1902 they moved on a farm two and one-half miles northeast of Thorp, which has since been their home. Two years ago saw the celebration of the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Szymanski. The deceased was very well known in this vicinity and respected by all. Many gathered to pay their last respects to his memory. He was a past president of St. Joseph’s Society of which he was a member for many years.

Surviving relatives are: his widow, Mrs. Josephine Szymanski; four sons, Frank, Adam, and Michael of Chicago, and John of Thorp; three daughters, Mrs. Stella Kalka, Mrs. Helen Markowski, of Chicago, Mrs. Cecile Bartkowiak of Milwaukee; one sister, Mrs. A. Pokornowski of Chicago, and seventeen grandchildren.

Rev. F.A. Kulig officiated at the funeral services, which were held at St. Hedwig’s Church on Friday morning last, and burial was made in the parish cemetery.

All his sons and daughters and seven of his grandchildren, Leonard Kalka of Hamilton, Ohio, John and Virginia Kalka of Chicago, Dennis Bartkowiak of Milwaukee, Florence, Leonard and Richard Szymanski of Thorp; also J. Koscinski, brother-in-law and daughter, Mildred, of Buffalo, N.Y., and Edward Jaskiewicz, fiancé of Virginia Kalka, also of Chicago, were here to attend the funeral.



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