Obit: Marszalek, Marie (1894 - 1940)

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Surnames: Marszalek, Kulig

----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 22 Feb 1940

Marszalek, Marie (9 SEP 1894 - 18 FEB 1940)

Miss Marie Marszalek, 45, died suddenly at St. Hedwig’s Church Rectory early Sunday morning. She has been employed as housekeeper for the Rev. F.A. Kulig for the past 18 years.

Funeral services were conducted at St. Hedwig’s Church here at nine o’clock Tuesday morning and afterward the body was taken to Independence to the home of the deceased’s parents and final burial rites were conducted at Sts. Peter and Paul Church there on Thursday.

An obituary will be published in this paper next week.

(Follow on in 2/29/1940 Thorp Courier)

Last rites for Miss Marie Marszalek, who passed away Sunday, Feb. 18th, 1940, were conducted at St. Hedwig’s Church here on Wednesday of last week and final services at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church at Independence on Thursday morning, where she was laid to rest in the parish cemetery.

The members of St. Hedwig’s Congregation and the entire community of Thorp were shocked by the sudden death of one so young and so full of life, and beloved to all who knew her.

Marie Marszalek was born Sept. 9, 1894 at Independence, Wis. and grew to young womanhood there. Her father, Frank Marszalek, died in 1900. Her widowed mother, Lucy, in 1906 married Peter Kulig, the father of Rev. Francis A. Kulig. In 1912, when the Reverend was ordained a priest, Marie volunteered to keep house for her step-brother. In this capacity Marie made many friends among parishioners and others at the respective places where the Rev. held pastorates, namely, Wis. Rapids, Marathon and Thorp.

Miss Marie frequently complained of severe headaches which would often come on suddenly and sometimes stay for a day or two. All day on the Saturday before her death, Marie was on the job until past nine in the evening. At 10:30 p.m. she complained of a severe headache. At six o’clock Sunday morning she was unconscious and at 6:30 breathed her last.

Marie will be sadly missed in the rectory because no matter how many extra tasks sprung up in her complicated life as a housekeeper, she seemed to find time for them all.

She was a charter member of the Girls’ Club and for many years its president.

Besides the Rev. step-brother who she served so many years, she leaves to mourn her early and unexpected demise, two other step-brothers and two step-sisters. She leaves her aged dear mother, Mrs. Lucy Kulig, who main support she was, one brother, Valentine, three sisters, Josephine, Victoria and Julia at Independence, Wis., and one half-sister, Monica Kulig at Minneapolis.



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