Victoria "Vickie" (1928 - 2008)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Liptak, Czarzasty, Ederer, Cecilian
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI.) August 20, 2008
Liptak, Victoria "Vickie" (4 September 1928 - 16 August 2008)
Victoria "Vickie" Liptak peacefully left this world on Saturday, August 16, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer, just a couple weeks short of her 80th birthday.
Born on September 4, 1928, to Leopold and Laura Czarzasty, she eventually received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Temple University. She did nurses’ training at Will’s Eye Hospital in Philadelphia and was active in the nursing field until the early 1970’s when a diagnosis of Meniere’s effectively ended her career.
Vickie was married to Lester H. Liptak, II, who was a career member of the U. S. Navy. They traveled extensively during the nearly quarter-century of active duty. Their travels in the service took her and her family to many places, including Morocco, North Africa, Florida, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and Wisconsin, to name a few. They later divorced in the early 1980’s.
Vickie was a practicing Roman Catholic and was quite active in the Church until fairly recently when her deteriorating health forced her to make cutbacks. She played the organ for a number of parishes during her lifetime, including her last parish, St. Rose in Cadott.
Her three children, Lester, Jr. (Tami), Laura Ederer (Kevin), and Phillip survive Vickie. She leaves four grandchildren: Stephanie Liptak, Andrea Ederer, Arica Ederer, and Phillip Liptak, Jr.; one great-grandchild, Phoenix; one brother, Walt Czarzasty (Lucy); and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, etc.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Ed and Tom; and sisters: Julia, Estelle, and Sister M. Cecilian.
Vickie cared about others and lived her life doing what she could for everyone else she met. She was devoted to her family and inspired others by showing just how much love and affection an individual person can bring to a multitude of others. She truly brought a bit of light and hope to this world.
As always, Vickie met the challenge of her last medical diagnosis with a strength and determination uncommon in this day and age. She took on the procedures, but in the end, despite her uncompromising spirit, her body was not up to the task.
True to her wishes, there will be no general funeral services, only a private memorial meeting with her immediate family. She will be cremated and interred also according to her wishes. She wanted people to remember her as she was and to think of her once in a while with a smile. Leiser Funeral Home will be helping the family through this difficult time. There is a request, by the family that no memorials for offered for Vickie, except in the form of a smile or act of charity to someone in need.
That family would like to thank everyone who gave words of encouragement to them during their mother’s illness, and also great thanks to the doctors and staff from Sacred Heart who treated her. Further thanks are given to Wissota Health Center staff for their help as well.
"Though she should die, she shall not be dead: and Death shall have no Dominion," (with apologies and thanks to Dylan Thomas).
Vickie will be sorely missed.
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