Obit: Palmer, Helen (1881 – 1964)

Contact: Linda O’Donnell

Surnames: Palmer, Sappa, Bujalski, Kastrzeski, Papinski, Dudkiewicz

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 26 Nov 1964

Palmer, Helen (25 MAR 1881 – 18 NOV 1964)

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 21st at St. Hedwig’s Church, Thorp for Helen Bujalski Palmer, 83, who passed away at her home here on November 18th of old age. Father Edward Masalewicz officiated at the ten a.m. service and burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Stanley.

Pallbearers were all grandsons of the deceased: Robert Sappa, Minneapolis; Gerald Bujalski, Villa Park, Ill.; Richard Sappa, Minneapolis; Jacob Bujalski, AFB Eglin, Fla.; Edward Kastrzeski Jr. of Bellwood, Ill.; and John Bujalski of Chicago.

Helen Papinski was born in Poland on March 25, 1881. In about 1899, she was united in marriage to Peter Bujalski. They came to the states in December 1912 and located at Stanley, Wis. for the next 30 years. After the death of her first husband, she later was married to Wm. Palmer, who also preceded her in death in 1950 while residing in Cadott. She then came to Thorp in 1950, where she has since resided.

Surviving are three sons, John Harvey, North Dakota; Henry of Thorp, Frank of Chicago; three daughters (Victora) Mrs. John Sappa, Minneapolis; Mrs. Josephine Dudkiewicz, Chicago, (Genevieve) Mrs. Ed Kastrzeski, Chicago; seventeen grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. All her brothers and sisters preceded her in death in Poland.



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