Obit: Switalski, Frank (1863? - 1939)
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Surnames: Switalski, Zukowski, Zaborwoski, Bednarski, Slatalla, Glamkowski

----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 07/06/1939

Switalski, Frank (1863? - 24 JUN 1939)

Mr. Frank Switalski, former resident of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), died in Chicago June 24th, 1939, after a short illness of six weeks. He was born in Poland and came to this country more than 55 years ago. He was 76 years old.

Mr. Switalski was one of the early pioneer settlers. He came to Thorp from New York and resided for 10 years three miles east of Thorp, on the old Johnson’s logging camp site. After remaining in Thorp 35 years he moved with his family to Chicago.

Mr. Switalski was one of the organizers of the Polish National Alliance, Tadeusz Kosciukzso Group No. 646 in Thorp in the year 1903. Many of the older members of this group will remember his work and sacrifices for his native Poland. He remained a member of this organization until his death.

Solemn funeral services were held at St. Constance Church on Wednesday, June 28th, attended by relatives and friends, among them were many of his old friends from Thorp.

He was laid to rest by the side of his wife, Bernice who preceded him 16 months ago. Over his casket was scattered soil from the grave of his father from Poland, brought to this country by his mother many years ago. The pallbearers were, Henry Bujalski, John Grabowski, John Straszkowski, Felix Ortowski, Tend Mirski and Jas. Brodnicki.

Mr. Switalski is survived by seven children, Anthony, Frank, Leon, Mary Zukowski, Josephine Zaborowski, Helen Bednarski and Vina Slatalla and ten grandchildren, also a brother, Joseph Switalski and brother-in-law, Louis Glamkowski of Thorp.

He was laid to rest in St. Adelberts Cemetery.

May he rest in peace.



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