Obit: Wiernasz, Andrew #2 (1884 - 1940)

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Surnames: Wiernasz, Somborski

----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 03/28/1940

Wiernasz, Andrew #2 (19 SEP 1884 - 22 MAR 1940)

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Thomas Adamiak at St. Hedwig’s Church at ten o’clock Monday morning for Andrew Wiernasz, local stock buyer and owner of the Thorp Meat Market, who passed away at his home here on Friday evening, March 22nd, 1940. His death was caused by cancer of the stomach and he had been ill for about a month when the ailment was discovered. A short service was performed by members of the Polish National Alliance, Group No. 646, of which the deceased was a member at the Bogumill Funeral Home, where the body lay in state beside his friend Anton Malinowski, who passed away Saturday evening.

Andrew Wiernasz was born in Poland on Sept. 19, 1884, and had reached the age of 55 years, 6 months and 3 days. He came to America in 1902 and located in Racine, Wis., where he was united in marriage to Angeline Somborski, on Feb. 8, 1915. He came to Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) in 1928 and became engaged in buying and shipping livestock and when his family joined him here in 1931 he started in the retail meat business on west Main St., purchasing the Boehm Market several months ago. He also continued in shipping of stock with the assistance of his sons.

The circle of the deceased’s acquaintance was large, as his business called him into the farming community for miles around Thorp. His many friends deeply mourn, with the bereaved widow and family, his untimely demise.

Besides his wife, Angeline, he leaves two daughters, Florence and Helen; four sons, Edmund, Bennie, John and Frank, all at home; three brothers, Albert and Walter of Racine, Wis., and Joseph in Poland; and one sister, Olympia Wiernasz in Poland.

The body was laid to rest in St. Hedwig’s Cemetery, the following acting as pallbearers: John S. Bogumill, Jos. Tobola, Jos. Pabich, Frank Kolaczkowski, Thomas Szatalowicz and Frank Anyzewski.

Relatives from out of town attending the funeral of Andrew Wiernasz were, Albert and Walter Wiernasz, Mike Niemic, Stanley Baron, and Robert Stepski, all from Racine.



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