Obit: Walczyk, Edward (1914 - 2008)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Walczyk, Szczepaniak, Brueggeman, Polus, Timm, Becker, Arbeiter, Schehr, Osberg, Vereb, Kollar, Chaplinski, Kapszukiewicz

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI.) June 11, 2008

Walczyk, Edward (6 October 1914 - 7 June 2008)

Edward Walczyk, age 93, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin died Saturday, June 7, 2008, at St. Clare Hospital, Baraboo, Wisconsin.

A Mass of Remembrance Service was held at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation was held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 10:30 a.m.

Edward was born October 6, 1914, in Greenville, South Dakota, the son of Valentine and Catharina (Szczepaniak) Walczyk. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corp restoration project in Northern Wisconsin after the depression. He then moved to Chicago and worked in the auto body trade. After his time there he moved back to Wisconsin and became a farmer near Gilman. Upon selling the farm he eventually opened his own auto body shop in the Thorp, Gilman and Stanley areas. After retirement he moved to Wisconsin Dells to be with is daughter, Madonna. He enjoyed fishing, but his greatest love was his great-grandchildren and his dog, Duke.

Edward is survived by his daughters: Madonna (James) Timm of Wisconsin Dells, Rita (Michael) Becker of Menomonie Falls, Katherine (Tim) Arbeiter of Houston, TX, and Theresa (Scott) Schehr of Winter Park, FL; son, Mark of Huntsville, AL; brother, Frances Osberg of Lompoc, CA; sisters, Elizabeth Vereb of Gary, IN, Gertrude Kollar of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Anna Chaplinski of Gilman, WI; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Theodore Walczyk; sister, Mary Kapszukiewicz; and previous wives Agnes Brueggeman and Julia Polus.

The Conway-Picha Funeral Home and Crematory of Lyndon Station, Wisconsin assisted the family with arrangements.



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