Obit: Klovas, Rosalie Marie #3 (1922 - 2008)
Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Klovas, Niedzwiecki, Jarocki, Frenette, Petersen, Chudy, Hadzima

----Source: Loyal TRG 17 September 2008

Klovas, Rosalie M. (11 MAR 1922 - 12 SEP 2008)

Rosalie M. Klovas, 86, Thorp, died peacefully at her home on Friday, Sept. 12, 2008. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Willard. The Rev. Joseph Follmar officiated. Burial followed in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill Klovas Jr., Kyle Carlson, Ryan Klovas, Brady Bielecki, Bill Kowieski and Gary Petersen.

Rosalie Marie Niedzwiecki was born on March 11, 1922, in Thorp, to Jacob and Petronella (nee Jarocki) Niedzwiecki. She was raised in Thorp and received her education at St. Bernard’s Catholic School. She married George M. Klovas on Oct. 25, 1947, at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Thorp. They began their married life living in Kenosha, before moving back to Thorp in 1951, where they farmed until retirement. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Willard, and its PCCW, the Thorp American Legion Auxiliary, and the Rock Dam Rod and Gun Club. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, gardening, sewing, and baking. She also enjoyed playing cards and spending time at the casino.

She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 60 years, George, three sons, James, Elma, Wash., Jerry, Puyallup, Wash., and Ronald (Lynn), Thorp; two daughters, Jeanne Frenette, Thorp, and Mary Beth (Gary) Petersen, Thorp; 12 grandchildren, Holly, Sarah, Jerod, Rebecca, January, Kari, Jaclene, Aaron, Ryan, Jessica, Amy, and Kyle; four great-grandchildren, Mya, Tyler, Ava and Brooklyn; one brother, Frank Niedzwiecki; two sisters, Marie Chudy and Leona Hadzima; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; four brothers, Felix, Phillip, Michael, and Jacob Niedzwiecki; and three sisters, Sara Niedzwiecki, Julia Kowieski and Theresa Jacobazzi.

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Thorp Funeral Home, assisted the family with arrangements.



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